Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Racing the rain


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


This is his "I can't believe you made me run in that crap" look.

Little does he know, it would have been a lot worse at Garin where it's all slippery and muddy! He's just convinced I only wanted the worst for him today, I'm sure of it.
Until later.............

9 comments:

aron said...

i may be out in that rain in an hour... fun :)

i love the pics of him rolling around :)

Jo Lynn said...

Eeeeek! I didn't mind it as much as him. LOL Enjoy your run.

Marcy said...

Nah that's not anitsocial! Totally understandable. I get annoyed if someone walks/bikes/whatever in fron of me while running so I can only imagine how I'd feel to actually stop and chat with peeps. Wow, now who sounds anitsocial? HAHA

Missy said...

OK, that is a great series of pix. Mine go buck wild when they're wet..what if we did that after a shower, just start running around the house rubbing on stuff?

Jo Lynn said...

I remember you saying something about that Marcy.
And Missy, that's quite the mental picture you gave me. LOLOLOL

Southbay Girl said...

Velcro and Boomer must meet because they are so similar!! velcro is an anchor when it rains, she's always dragging behind me hiding from the rain!! And then she comes home and dries herself off as well....Life of a dog!! Or maybe I should say life as OUR DOGS!!

It's funny how slow you go when running with WOMANS best friend....we're always stopping...I haven't the foggiest how fast i run because I'm always running with velcro

Jogger said...

I love Boomer. =)

MJ said...

Cute dog! My kids want to get a dog.... I would like one too. Ours died a few years ago.

That moving blanket looks pretty comfy - I must be tired!

RBR said...

Ha! Lucy does the same thing if she gets ANY moisture on her. She is such a wussy dog! She won't even walk on wet sand on the beach.