Boomer and I went for a nice seven mile run this morning. I parked inside Quarry Lakes and then ran the Alameda Creek Trail toward the west. It is so boring out there (compared to an actual "park") that I have to mix it up when I go there more than a couple days in a row. I kept Boomer leashed for the majority of our run because I need to start running at a sustained pace instead of stopping or slowing down so often to make sure he's still in sight. So the poor guy had to trot along side me the whole time. This is not his favorite way to run but he's very good when he is made to do it. He's always happy just being out there. Most people that use the Isherwood staging area of this trail end up heading east so by heading the opposite direction, we didn't have to stop and say "hi" to all the people and dogs we know. That makes me sound so anti-social but it does make for a ton of stopping and starting and it's really hard to see what kind of pace I can actually run at for a sustained period of time.
We had two more miles until we were back at the car and the rain and wind came at us! I started picking up my pace at this point. I felt like I was having to drag Boomer. I think he was trying to hide behind me. It wasn't working out well for him. By the time we were at the car, we were pretty darn wet. Boomer tried very hard to get all the water off of him. This is why he wears a rain jacket. LOL