Tuesday, April 23, 2013
I had a good day today, despite missing another gym workout. I did get in a run, and a couple extra walks, and 30 minutes of ST. I didn't get to the gym because I had an appointment I had forgotten about. It was a beautiful day though, so I enjoyed my run. It was a little frustrating though. It was a slow run and I didn't have much stamina, so I ended up running intervals of 5 minutes, but I did cover 3 miles in 33 minutes so it wasn't a failure.
I read that there were 9 fire departments responding to yesterday's fire out by my parents' house. It was a trucking depot that burned, so there were a few explosions, and they were worried about toxic smoke, but no one was hurt. I always worry about the firemen when I hear about or see big fires.
So, Cooper ended up in his crate for four hours while I was out running and at my appointment, but my neighbor said he didn't bark at all, so he must not have gotten too bored. He has started pulling the stuffing out of his dog bed in his crate though. Now he is curled up on my bed snoozing. He is a happy puppy all in all. I got lucky when I adopted him. My mom really likes him too, and he is best buddies with my dad.
I am thinking I might make tomorrow a rest day. We are supposed to get thunderstorms, and I don't like going out in those. On the other hand I have been thinking about doing shorter runs outside, and if there is a break in the rain I might give it a try. I figure if I am going a shorter distance I might be able to push myself a little harder and run the entire thing. (Today's frustrating run might be due more to mental exhaustion from yesterday though.)