Hard run. *sigh*

 

Today I set out for an easy 3 miles.  I took Lumi with me, and though running is normally more difficult with her, I figured it would be easy breezy.

Not so much.

I started getting a side cramp just after a mile out, and had to slow down.  Then slow down a little more.  Then stop.  I walked the rest of the way out and back, and it still didn’t go away.  I think I am going to still do my long run on Sunday for my 1/2 training and just see how it goes.

I know sometimes it is best to just listen to my body. Tomorrow, I am going to do a new Yoga/core video I bought and hopefully some stretching will help!  I also know I haven’t been getting as much rest as I should. I hope to try to catch up the next few nights. 🙂

I refuse to give up though.  I am going to finish a half marathon!!

 

Why is it so much harder running with Lumi? Because she is totally distracted! By everything!

“OMG AN APPLE CORE!”

“OMG A LEAF!!!!”

“OMG HERE’S A PIECE OF TRASH THAT SMELLS LIKE DEATH!! NOW I’M GONNA TRY TO RUN AWAY FROM MOM AND EAT IT EVEN THOUGH I’M ON A LEASH!*!*!*”

She reminds me of Doug from the movie Up.

She’ll try to run and chomp on whatever she’s got in her mouth like it’s some yummy treasure. I end up prying trash out of her mouth every quarter mile.  She also loves to come to a dead stop directly in front of me.  I have enough trouble staying upright on my own two feet while running, let alone with a cute lab mix trying to trip me.  And THAT is why Lumi doesn’t come with me on my long runs anymore.  Even part way.

She is awfully cute though.  🙂

2 thoughts on “Hard run. *sigh*”

  1. You are just not a “give up” kind of girl! You’ll gonna do great! Tomorrow my run will be 7 miles 🙂 the longest for me! Wish me luck! Oh & my family calls me “Kevin” from the movie UP because every so often I do this weird hiccup thing – no warning, it just happens! It sounds like Kevin lol

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