The weather has been the absolute pits all week-long with rain every day since Tuesday. I could not tell you the last time we actually had some sun.
Even though the sky was gray and showed no sign of the sun making its way through the darkness, there was no rain. I was in desperate need of a run, especially since the last day we made our way to the path was Monday.
I could tell Lucy needed some exercise too. She’s been stuck in the house a lot lately because the yard is really wet, with some standing puddles. She’s not a huge fan of getting her paws wet. Although, she is getting better about going outside in a drizzle to go to the bathroom.
So I bundled up and hoped for the best. No rain!
I was discouraged by the distance Lucy and I accomplished Monday and was determined to have a better run today.
I am very proud of us . . . we made it 2.78 miles with no stopping. Well, we had to stop at one point because the path was flooded, as well as the grass next to the path on both sides. We both tip toed through the mess and then picked up the speed again.
Jason helped me plot out where my turn around point was on the Greenbelt to accomplish 3 miles. Next time we go for a run, that point will be matched!
I gave Lucy the full length of the leash today, so she could run at her speed and I could go at mine. We started off on a shorter leash, but she was pulling way too much. She was really excited to be outside.
It was adorable watching Lucy scoot around the puddles. Little short stuff was a mess when we were done running. Her belly was full of dirt that splattered during the run.
I’m glad it was just the two of us using the Greenbelt for 90 percent of our run today.
I’m already looking for the next 5K to run, which is one of the reasons why I want to further my distance. I was really proud of finishing my first race on Thanksgiving . . . but I want to run another without any stopping!
I told myself I would wait to register for another race in the spring when the temperatures warm up. But, the day after my first race I began looking for another one. I think I found the next one!
So, after our long run this afternoon, Lucy and I went for a longer cool down walk than normal. I of course took some pictures while she was exploring without her leash attached.
Cloudy, overcast days are the best days to go for a run because it’s rare we come across anyone else.