Sometime yesterday afternoon I misplaced my workout log. I remember picking it up from my desk and carrying it down to the basement yesterday afternoon where I planned to work on my weekly run-down while watching college football, and that was the last I saw of it – until a few minutes ago. I spent way too much time looking for it last night and this morning and I was sure I’d put it somewhere ridiculous – like the kitchen freezer or the trunk of my car while mindlessly doing something else. On the positive side, I probably got in about 5,000 steps just looking for the stupid thing. 😉
I found it this morning on the basement coffee table where it had been all along under Bill’s laptop. I could have sworn I’d looked there a hundred times… HaHa!
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that our granddog Pablo was visiting for the week. My biggest concern was not getting him off of his schedule with my ridiculously early 4:20 alarm. It ended up working fine. He stayed on the bed while I got dressed and then came downstairs with me. I took him out to pee and once I left to go running, he went back upstairs and slept until I got back home. I fed him at 6 AM (his scheduled time) and then either Bill or I walked him at 7 AM depending on which one of us had to rush off to work first. It went much smoother than I’d expected even though his bathroom urges didn’t always fit in with our walks and I’m proud of him for having no accidents during his stay!
As I just mentioned, we got a lot of walks in this week thanks to Pablo. We discovered that he loved a half mile loop through the woods and found that he’d almost always “go” if we took him past one particular spot. Let me tell you that after he did his business, I carried that green poop bag in the most dignified way possible for the rest of our walk!
He loved chillin’ by our mailbox and usually put on the breaks when it was time to come inside. As cute as he is, he can be extremely stubborn!
On Tuesday afternoon, Pablo and I stopped by to visit Teddy and give him a Halloween scarf I’d made (I had enough fabric to make four scarves). He and Pablo were more interested in the treats I’d brought along than in playing with each other (Teddy is a little older and less playful). Teddy’s human is my good friend Tracy whom I run with when our schedules permit.
Pablo posed for a picture with our Halloween goodies and loved seeing other dogs who came with some of the trick-or-treaters!
On Wednesday, my Cruiser friend Joe brought Lincoln over for a nice long play date. We took them for a walk first and then let them play in the basement where they ran circles until they collapsed!
And of course after a walk, finding a sunbeam for a nap is the best way to recover!
I wasn’t on my bike or my stationary bike a single time this past week and I’m going to blame it on Pablo. Every second that I could, I had him outside enjoying the fresh air and gorgeous weather. Skip ahead to 50 seconds into the video and you’ll see what we would have looked like if I’d taken him for a ride! 😉
My sidekick watched me from the comfort of the carpet beside our gym while I lifted this week. I was surprised that he didn’t spend more time in the gym while I was working. I even took treats down for my clients to give him, but he preferred to stay upstairs and away from the action. Except for when I trained Betty, Pablo loves Betty!
Pablo’s downward facing dogs are far better than mine! One of these days I’m going to get a good picture from the side of him doing downward dog!
In case you skipped checking in on my blog this past week, here’s what you missed…
- Sunday – Trail Running At Its Best In Southwestern Virginia
- Monday – Race Linkup: October 2018 Edition
- Thursday – Inspired By The Greats To Run On The Appalachian Trail
- Friday – Pablo’s Visit, World Records, And Almond Squirts
Looking ahead to this coming week…
- Wednesday – I have a final wrap up for Wednesday Word, a linkup that I ended last month.
- Thursday – I’ll be talking about another ultra runners who attempted to break the speed record for running Vermont’s 273-mile Long Trail.
In addition to the runs I mentioned above, here’s a complete run-down of my workouts from this past week (completed mostly in our home gym)…
- Do you misplace items only to find them in an obvious place after spending way to much time searching?
- What was the most fun thing you did this week?
- Did you race this weekend?
And that’s a wrap… Have a great week!
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Happy Running! ~ Deb