|Type:||Run – General|
Mondays are my work from days so, just like last week, it felt weird to work out on a Monday. I really need to get more used to this and just force myself to do it once Juneathon is over. The plan was to just do a short run with Rich from our house down to the park, around the short loop, then back. I mapped it out and it would end up being about 1.8 miles, which is a good distance for us to go with the dog. He was sleepy all morning, but of course once Rich gets home, he has lots of energy.
We started off a little slow, walking a couple of minutes to warm up. I wasn’t looking to break any records but still wanted to get my sweat on. Even though we took it easy today (I think we average a 10:20 or so run pace), we were still sweaty beasts by the end. I guess it was kind of warm out still…
Here’s my rant for the day:
Some old guy on his bicycle made a comment to us about us running with our dog, and it rubbed me the wrong way. Tonto is a small dog, the size of a Jack Russell Terrier, but if you know anything about the breed, they are pretty high energy despite their small size. He’s not nearly as energetic as a full bred JRT since he’s a mutt, but they were originally bred to be hunting dogs so they can run quickly and for quite a while than you’d think for such a small dog. Well, as the guy was riding by he said “You need to be careful running a puppy his size.” People just need to mind their own business… Tonto was just happily running along without a worry!
Anyway, rant over! I think an easy workout on Monday is the way to go for me. I never seem to have the motivation to work very hard on Mondays. Haha At least something is better than nothing, and one of the things I love most about running is that it can burn so any calories in such a short amount of time. Even in just 15 minutes, I burned off about 150 calories.
I also ended the day with a plank — 1:40. A new record for me! Tomorrow I plan on running longer and continuing with my Bridge to 10K training. I’m having those impure thoughts of a signing up for a 10K again… It comes and goes.
Hope you all had a great, manic-free Monday!