I'm filled up with carbohydrates from my pasta dinner last night. I had my normal pre-race salmon and sweet potato dinner tonight. This can only mean one thing. Tomorrow I run a trail half-marathon!! On Mount Diablo! Yes, one more thing off my bucket list.
The surgery date is getting closer and closer. As it should, right? Less than two weeks now - 13 days to be exact.
As I told you in my previous post, I put Boomer on a diet Sunday. I am proud to report, as of Thursday he had lost one pound. He's now at 38 pounds. He has three more to lose. ;)
Last week I did a lot of fun stuff and crossed one thing off my bucket list. I ran in the Oakland hills at Joaquin Miller Park. I invited Leanne and she answered with a very enthusiastic "HELL YEAH!" This girl has become
Kristi at my beloved Garin. She had a 50-60 minute fun trail run on her training schedule so she asked me to join her. I love that she asks ME to go out with her on these runs. She and Boomer have a nice little bond, it's fun to watch.
It was sprinkling on our entire run. This is Boomer's absolute favorite kind of surface to run on - soft and damp. We rounded a corner and saw a bunch of turkeys on the road. He took off running to clear the road for us. Some of the turkeys took off running while others took to the sky. Boomer kind of looks like a jack rabbit here, doesn't he? If you enlare the picture, you can see the turkeys.
Kristi and I had to stop a few times to remove mud, yes mud, from the bottom of our shoes. At times it felt like we were wearing high heels.
After our run I came home and got ready for work. My head was hurting last night when I went to bed and it was still hurting this morning. Interesting though, I didn't notice it when I was running. Anyway, I had to work at 9:45. I took some Advil at about 11:00 and ate a snack at work. At 2:30 I took my lunch break and ate some of my lunch. My head was still pounding and it had moved into my neck and shoulders. I was scheduled to work until 5:00 but ended up leaving work at 3:10. I was worried it was going to turn into a migraine and I didn't have my medication with me. I came home and slept for a good 90 minutes in our recliner with a kitty-cat on my chest. When I woke up it was finally gone. Thank God! I'm sure this is just stress related.
09/14 - Pilates, 1.5 mile walk, "24SET"
09/15 - 7 mile trail run
09/16 - Pilates, 2 mile walk, "24SET"
09/17 - 2 mile walk
09/18 - 3.75 mile trail run