Three reasons I’m happy tonight:
1) Lunch Run: During a moment of sunshine today, after I noticed several meetings got rescheduled, I took advantage of my work from home flexibility and dashed out for a run during my lunch break. It poured this morning and rained steadily later in the afternoon, so I literally caught a moment in the sun to enjoy the weather and quick workout. After a couple of treadmill runs this week, it was nice to get outside for a change. I headed out to the trail along the river.
2) Running with Lucie: Lucie woke up from her afternoon slumber and noticed I was lacing up my running shoes. She seems to know when I’m headed outside and is not shy about letting me know she wants to come too. As a Greyhound, she is built for speed – not distance – so typically doesn’t run with me. But when I’m scheduled for a short workout (2-2.5 miles) sometimes I’ll let her tag along.
She started at a very quick pace (although not a top speed for her) and I did my best to keep up with her. As we hit 1 mile, she realized it’s time for a “potty break” and took care of business (several times). When we approached 1.5-1.75 miles, she was tired and took many breaks, stopping to sniff everything she got her nose on:
Or checking out the action out on the river:
In the final stretch, she started sprinting because she knew she was close to home. I spent half the run laughing out loud at her enthusiasm and my attempts to either keep up with her or try to get her moving again. This was a typical run with Lucie – lots of starting, stopping, a wide range of speeds, but it is a lot of fun.
3) Funky Compression Socks: While today’s short run probably didn’t warrant compression socks, I decided to wear my new plaid/pastel socks… I might need more plaid socks in general! Here’s a nice pic of my socks, taken while Lucie and I were stretching after our run:
Question: What did you do during your lunch break today?