Yesterday I had a movie date planned with my daughter so I was hoping (praying) that the rain would stay away long enough in the morning for me to get a nice little run in. Why? Oh, because I LOVE Dots and movie popcorn, that's why. So, I took Boomer to this trail and ran four fast miles. My pace on flat surfaces has improved, which I guess is a positive. Yesterday, my overall pace was 10:08/mile. In November, I was averaging 10:45/mile. As long as I wear my brace, I'm also able to run without pain. Sara and I watched Dear John and shared a bag of popcorn and a box of Dots for lunch (along with a bunch of tissues). I have no idea why we do this to ourselves but we insist on going to every Nicholas Sparks movie as soon as it comes out. I was wiped out for the remainder of the day.
This morning, Boomer and I picked up Bella and met my new friend Kristi (Random Thoughts) for a hike at Sunol Regional Wilderness Park. In Fremont, it was 51 degrees and sunny. In Sunol, not so much! Thank God I brought a little jacket with me, I ended up wearing it the entire hike. The creek is getting just a little more active.
All three dogs had a blast chasing the cows whenever they could. This cow though, did not want to be bothered. Kristi and I though he was so cute with his new horns pointing downward, in front of his ears. At first we thought he had really fluffy ears, then realized they were horns.
We went down to the Alameda Creek (yes, the same creek I run next to in Fremont) and met up with a couple other dogs that were so excited about being in the water. A major dog fest here!
(left to right) unknown, unknown, Bambi, Bella, Boomer
We hiked for almost two hours, a total of about four miles. I'm enjoying getting to know Kristi a little bit more. All the dogs were pretty worn out when we got back to the car. Bambi and Bella were laying down in the back of my car before we even got completely out of the park. Boomer did fall asleep once we got home and I will say, he's still lounging around. A tired dog is a happy dog, right!? Weather permitting, Kristi and I are going to do a bike ride together Wednesday. ;)
02/04 - "24SET" class at the gym
02/05 - "24SET" class at the gym, two mile walk
02/06 - four mile run, two mile walk
02/07 - four mile hike