So I'll be honest. I haven't gotten much running done lately. My next race isn't until the Twin Cities 10 mile and I just haven't had the time lately. I was trying to finish up my last class before student teaching and it was monopolozing every minute of my time. Now it's been nothing but worrying about student teaching. Sooo nervous!! I feel so unprepared.
Needless to say, I did get a short run in on Saturday morning. It was a bit cooler when I set out with Duke (our dog). If you've been following my blog for awhile, you know that Duke is hit and miss. He has his good days and his bad days. I kind of gave up on him this summer because it has been so hot that he can barely even make it a mile before he slows way down. Since it was cooler on Saturday morning, I decided to give him a try again. Well, Duke and I made it about a mile and a half before I could really feel the sun heating up. Duke started to show some signs of fatigue and I figured I should turn around to try to avoid having to pull Duke back home. Duke was really starting to put on the brakes when I decided to try something new. I decided to pace with Duke, as in to run Duke's pace and stop trying to get him to run my pace. This seemed to work miracles. Duke was smiling and seemed to enjoy running beside me rather than behind me. We only needed one walk break to get him up a hill....otherwise he ran the whole way back. I kept telling him what a good dog he was and he kept charging ahead.
In other news, I would LOVE to see some of you out at the Team Highlighter's Party in the Park this weekend if you have the time. We are having a lunch and photo scavenger hunt (see past post). The scavenger hunt starts at 10:00 and the rest of the event begins around 10:30-11:00 (Fridley's Spring Brook Nature Center). All proceeds benefit the Children's Tumor Foundation. This event was planned by my cousin and I. We have tons of raffle prizes as well!!! See more info here http://teamhighlightersscavengerhunt.weebly.com/.