My running partner for Friday morning was Beretta.
We did 4.5 miles together in the 7: something average pace range. She keeps me on my toes.
Here is how a run with Beretta typically goes:
For the first 1.07 miles she wants to run at about a 5:05 mile pace. Her feet barely even touch the ground, she is practically flying. Her tag is wagging so intensly that it actually touches both sides of her body as it goes back and forth. I keep her back with me (not always easily:) because I know later on she will regret her natural tendency for major positive splits.
From 1.08 miles until the end she will stay right by my side. I just let the leash hang out on my forearm and she doesn’t tug me anymore and I’m sure she is very grateful that I kept her at a steady pace for the entire run.
Grand finale: Finish, fill up a big bowl of water for her and hang out on the grass while she recovers and stretches before going inside.
We also stopped to say hi to a few of her friends along the way.
Just the normal morning randomness going on at home.
These two were beyond excited for their first airplane trip together.
They both got a window seat and loved staring out at everything along with the movies we rented for them:) Oh, and the pretzels… those are always an important part of Brooke’s airplane rides.
Knox found a more exciting way to get around the airport:
We said goodbye to Brooke and she went with her Dad for the weekend (this is why we come to the Bay Area often).
And then we drove a few minutes to get to BANGS’ FRIENDS HOUSE!!! She made an incredible dinner for us and I loved having them get to know Andrew better. Potato soup (ridiculously good) and homemade rolls (also, ridiculously good).
Bangs and Knox decorated cookies together too and she also had chocolate chip cookies for us.
I have sure missed her. I keep trying to convince her to move to Utah but I have not been successful.
We made it to the hotel and Knox was out like a light.
PS I had to share my niece’s Halloween costume, Rosie the riveter, with you:) It made me happy.
Going for a run this morning and then off to show Knox some amazing places in the area!
What do you have going on today?
Ever run with a dog? What’s your dog’s running like?