This week the schedule kind of got mixed up because Brian and I were dog sitting for a friend. From Friday to Sunday we had a nice little addition to the house. She was a chocolate lab and very well behaved. Since we had the dog, I knew she would need a walk in the morning so I decided a solo long run on Saturday would be the best - that way I could run from the house and then come back and pick up the dog. Usually on Saturdays I meet up with either my running buddy, the running club or both!
I headed out at my usual Saturday morning long run start time and saw a beautiful sunrise. I chose a particularly hilly route partially because I wanted to run to some new places I had never run before. I even passed a horse farm along the way.
Once my 14 miler was done, I was back at the house and picked up the dog for a few more miles. We headed out and explored a local trail near the house. I thought we were going to be able to take it easy for the walk, but the dog ended up pulling me along. She seemed to really enjoy going for walks.
My legs did not really want to be fast walking after my hilly run but at least the walk was on a very flat trail.
I know that Brian and I would love to have a pet in the house but with our busy schedules I would feel horrible leaving the dog alone for so long. It was nice to have a dog visit for just a weekend. We were definitely spoiled though because now I will never want a dog that isn't as well behaved as this one!