Dog sitting last night was fun! However, I think my cats have put me on their shit list for it ;)
The cats spent the whole evening sulking in my bedroom. Paolo is usually totally fearless, so if any of the cats would be cool with a dog, it would be Paolo. He unsuspectingly walked into the kitchen to eat, and then Bailey (the dog) spotted him. Bailey ran up to him and started barking and getting down on her forepaws like she wanted to play.
Paolo just stared Bailey down and neither one of them moved a muscle for about two full minutes. Then, at the exact same time, they both started to run--but they were on the linoleum, and they both have furry feet, so they weren't actually moving anywhere, despite moving their legs as fast as possible in a run. It was hilarious to watch! Then we had to intervene and put Paolo back in the bedroom.
The cats usually sleep with me on the bed, but none of them did last night--I think they're really mad at me. Bailey slept on the couch with Jerry:
I went to the rec center to do my run today. I had planned on running 3 miles of intervals, but my friend Jennah said that she wanted to start running, so I asked if she wanted to come with me. I decided to go early and run three miles alone and then run two with Jennah (if she could run two--she's not a runner).
My Garmin foot pod was newly calibrated (I took it to the outdoor track last week to calibrate) and it's true--the indoor track is measured around the center, rather than the inner lane. Oh well, at least now I know. So my five mile run meant over 60 laps around the track--SIXTY. Hahaha, it went by fast though.
Jennah completely amazed me at how well she did. For not having run (like EVER), she did the full two miles with me, only stopping twice for a drink. I would haven't have made it around the track even once as a beginner!
When I got home, I had a snack I'd been craving for weeks--Ezekiel bread, toasted, with peanut butter. Today I used the cinnamon-raisin Ezekiel bread, and the Peanut Butter & Co. Cinnamon Raisin Swirl peanut butter. It definitely hit the spot!
I got an e-mail about running events that are coming up soon, and one of the races on there was a 4-miler on Leap Day. I impulsively decided to go for it--for no real reason other than the fact that the race shirt is a sweatshirt ;) I got a sweatshirt for a Memorial Day race last year, and I love it. The Leap Year 4-Miler is an evening run, starting at 6:30, and it's in a Metropark, so it should be a nice run.
I've committed to way too many races this year. I had planned on not doing more than one or two, to save money, but everything just sounds like fun! I have a 4-miler, a 5k, two half-marathon, and a full-marathon all before JUNE. Oh well, at least it keeps me running!