Day 26: 4 mile evening run and slip through dog shit.

Had a super busy day today – three meetings in three hours, so despite being up at 5:30 a.m., I couldn’t squeeze in a run before 8:30 p.m.! Tonight was my first evening run in a long time. It seems the last several weeks I’ve had my little running buddy with me or I’ve been running in the morning. It was really nice out; pretty good temperature (it was hot here today) and peaceful while I was out. I made the mistake of wearing one of my warmer running jackets that doesn’t breath nor wrap around my waist easily; so about 1/3 of the way through I had to stop and tie it around my waist. Then stop again a few hundred metres and re-tie. What a pain!

I also forgot how dark it’s getting and earlier. Picture this: I was running along, minding my own business, thinking how lovely it was to have a nice, quiet, pleasant run and before I could stop I was slipping through dog shit!! It was fresh too. Now, for a minute I thought maybe it was wet leaves; then I went to the grass to remove said shit off my sneakers and the putrid smell of  a dogs arse wafted up. Gross. The only thing that made the moment better was remembering how my little brother was running so fast through a barn that he slipped and SLID on his bum through horse shit.

Other than that, it was a fairly quiet run. Continued with tempo running and somehow managed to sprint the last 200m (which was a stretch tonight). But I am pleased with tonights results and ready for a rest tomorrow. YAHOO!!

Here are tonights stats:

  • Distance: 6.43 km
  • Time: 39:45
  • Pace/km: 6:11
  • Best Pace: 4:12

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