Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A different side of Garin

Boomer and I showed Zoe a grand time this morning at Garin. I took a loop that included some ground I haven't been on in quite some time. It's mostly a rolling gravel road instead of my beloved single track trails. We did a total of seven miles. The grass is getting so tall, Zoe ended up having to hop through it instead of run. They had a lot of fun together. Everywhere Boomer went, Zoe was right there with him. Do yourself a favor, click to enlarge the photo so you can see both doggies smiling.



But of course, I started and ended on my favorite Dry Creek Trail. I can't explain to you the feeling I have when I am running along this trail. Every single time. I'm forever grateful that I am physically able to be here as often as I am.



This was the longest run Zoe has ever been on! She did this (plopped down in my back seat) from the moment we left the parking lot. She's either going to be very happy to see her Mommy tomorrow night (and welcome the rest) or very sad to have her crazy trail running/hiking/camping life come to an end. We've been home for a couple of hours now and she's STILL sleeping.


My run today felt very hard. I had one of those "heavy legs" days. I felt like each one weighed 90 pounds. I ran very slow and couldn't quite get my breathing under control. It's so strange how every day is different when it comes to running. And there's really no explanation. Well, maybe there is, especially with women. :-[
Until later.............




7 comments:

Southbay Girl said...

Has zoe rebounded yet?? I want to run 7 miles on trails like that! I know you had a great run with 2 canine companions!! How exciting!

Missy said...

Man, mine are wayyy too old but I'm so glad you have company. It could be weird out there totally solo, I think.

Month of May will be - Missy runs on a trail (at least once) month:)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

my dog runs 2 miles with husband and it wipes him out for hours. that last pic made me think of that.

René said...

Whenever I'm out running and I see the dogs playing so care-free like that they remind me to have FUN!

Marcy said...

Awwwwhhh I love that pic with the doggies smiling. Very cute!

AKA Alice said...

I love Zoe's inside out ear and nap in the back of the car...I've had days like that this week :-)

Drs. Cynthia and David said...

You sure have a lot of fun. That trip to Yosemite looks awesome. Wish I could bring my furry friends with me, but being lazy cats, they'd probably have to be carried! and then there would be all that mewing...

I'll be there at Miwok, assuming I survive the cough I can't seem to shake this week.

Cynthia