Keeps going

This morning Lucy woke up with a ton of energy. She was already sprinting through the house before 9 a.m.

Her routine has definitely changed over the past week or so. Typically, we go outside first thing in the morning, so she can go to the bathroom, before she comes darting through the front door straight to her food bowl. After demolishing her food, Lucy would find her bed and take a two to three-hour nap.

Well that window has now changed, that quite time for me to dive into my writing for the day, no longer exists. Now, she’s quite active in the morning. Yep, no nap.

This morning as Jason was getting ready for work, she was having her crazy time, running as fast as she could with her butt nearing the ground from room to room. So, I decided to put on my exercise clothes, running shoes and hit the Kingsport Greenbelt.

We went for a walk on the Greenbelt on Monday. Although we ran a little, it was mostly walking at a brisk pace. Today I decided to see how much this puppy could do, of course watching to make sure she was okay the entire time.

When we parked at the Greenbelt, Lucy started to become excited and the crying began. Yep, she knew exactly where she was. I couldn’t get my stuff together fast enough for her, she was ready to hit the ground running.

As soon as we made it to the path, I put her down and she lead the way. We ran for .87 miles before she slowed down and started to walk. I know she needs a break when she runs and starts walking up my leg at the same time, or starts looking up at me. So I slowed down and before I knew it we were on our way once again. At about 1.07 miles we stopped, so she could rest. That’s a lot of running for a puppy and I didn’t want to over push her. So we sat on a bench while we both listened to the creek and birds chirping.
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After a little while, we were up and moving once again. On our way back to the car, we barely stopped. We were done before I knew it.

Today my app told me we ran 98 percent of the 2.93 miles, which was 5,200 steps and 256 calories.

I’ve been saying for the past year that I need to go down to the Greenbelt and start running outdoors. Well, it wasn’t until this little puppy came into our lives that it became a reality. I absolutely love running outdoors in the fresh air. My legs take me a longer distance then when I’m at the gym.

Running provides such great therapy! Oh my gosh, I’m still on a running high and I’ve been home for more than an hour.

My mission has been accomplished. Lucy is sound asleep. Now I can get some writing done!

I can’t wait to head back to the Greenbelt early tomorrow for another run with this amazing little puppy of mine.

 

 

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