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My homemade 'Adopt Me' vest held up as well. A few months ago, I mentioned the ugly yellow denim. This was its purpose. I made several of these in various sizes. It stayed put just fine during our 5 mile run so even though they may not look completely professional, they'll do the trick.
After taking her back to the shelter, I headed home and headed out with one of my own runner buddies for 3 more miles before taking the other two dogs on a walk.
Sunday morning, I headed out for 10 miles before going to Gettysburg for an pet adoption event at a pet supply store. By the end of 4 hours, I was tired, hungry and had a terrible headache. The dogs we had were exhausted too. They just wanted to find a place to curl up and sleep. Interacting with people for that long is way more tiring than running for hours! But, it was worth it, we had 5 dogs there and ended up with adoption applications on 3 of them.
Last week, I decided to schedule this Monday off work. My company has a 'flexible' vacation plan. This means we can take off as much time as we need and do not have an actual bank of vacation days. Are you thinking this sounds awesome? Then, you are likely the type of person that doesn't actually work. I hate it. It was much easier years ago when I'd get that notice from human resources that said I needed to use vacation time or was going to start losing it. It forced me to schedule days off. Last week though, I scheduled a few days off over the next few months since I'm not planning any actual vacations this year.
My plan for the day was to head over to a local park and get in some trail time. Nothing long but a few miles on the trails before running some much needed errands. I ran just over six miles and I'll admit these hills and trails kicked my ass today. It felt so difficult but that was a good reality check. Time to keep working hard!
After running, I ran several errands and headed home to clean the house and prepare the garden for the summer. Between the trails and lugging all the 40 and 50 pound bags of soil and manure, I think I got my workout for the day. Plus, I got lots of upper body work with this tool. I have a strange love for using the pick axe. Garden is now prepped and any built up anger I had has now been released.