Then, I ran an odd distance of 11 miles which I'm pretty sure is the longest I've ever been on a treadmill. I could have run outside, it's not storming, but for some reason I had no desire so I went for the treadmill and just ran as long as I felt like before getting too bored. I spent the time watching the Food Network which always feels counter-productive because I spend the entire time deciding what I want to eat or cook after I get off the treadmill.
Unlike today's lazy day, yesterday was very productive which is part of the reason I do not feel guilty about today. I woke up really early, cleaned the bathrooms and all floors and then headed to the shelter to pick up this girl for a Miles and Mutts run. I'm really going to have to run something other than hounds soon. It looks like I'm just running with the same dog each time!
I loaded her up in a crate and made the short trip to the rail trail. My driving must have been a little off yesterday. She tipped in the crate twice and as we pulled in the parking lot, puked before I could get her out of the car. Note to self, stock car with appropriate cleaning items. I had blankets under the crate so used those to clean up since that's all I had.
At this point, I wasn't sure if it was just car sickness or not so I wasn't sure if we would actually run. I walked her a bit and she started to get excited with the new smells of the location so I started jogging slowly. I picked up the pace as she got into it. She did wonderfully, even easier to run with than her sister which was surprising because she was harder to walk when I tested them out a few weeks ago. Although, she is much more leery of other people than her sister. But, that's part of the reason this is really good for them to get them socialized. She stopped dead in her tracks anytime we saw another person.
I headed home and now had the motivation to clean my car. Thanks, Athena, for puking all over it. The inside needed cleaned anyway. I cleaned the car, mowed the lawn and then wanted to get in a few more miles. By this point though, it was too hot to take my own dog. So, I walked all of the dogs and then ran a few more miles by myself, fast. I felt like I was going to puke for most of it. I remember again why I don't like to run fast.
I knocked out a bunch of chores and errands and eventually crashed last night around 11. Successful day before my Sunday inside taper!