I bet you can’t guess what I did before work this morning. Okay, you guessed it- another day at level 2 of the 30 Day Shred. Sorry… I know that was lame. This was day 6 at level 2, and day 16 overall in the program. I just keep trucking along with it.
It warmed up to the low 40’s today, and then started raining around mid-afternoon. As soon as the rain started the temperature steadily dropped, and was hovering around 38 degrees when I headed out for my 4 mile run after work.
Let me tell you I am glad to have this one in the books. It was cold, windy, and raining/sleeting during my run. I’m happy to be back inside and out of that nastiness. When it gets this cold, I’d prefer to run in snow over this rain that just chills you to the bone. The run itself went pretty well. My legs were feeling tired from yesterday, but I managed a 9:59/mile pace.
|My post-run “glad to be done” face
I had another encounter with that white pitbull-mix dog that has been loose lately. He didn’t see me on my way out (and I never saw him), but on my way back he chased me. He ran out into the road, barking and chased me across the road and then continued to chase me down the road. I tried to just keep running to get away from him, but he jumped up and put both of his front paws on my back. At this point I slowed briefly to a walk and yelled at him to go on. A little further down the road he turned around and went back to his yard. I am always afraid to try and hit or kick a dog that’s chasing me, because I am afraid it will provoke the dog. But the next time I run in that direction I am going to bring my pepper spray. If I have to use it I hope it tells the dog to stop messing with me. I hope using pepper spray won’t make the dog react more aggressively.
When I got home I found this much cuter, friendly puppy (Scout) sound asleep in her crate.
Isn’t she cute? Hank was jealous I wasn’t taking his picture, so I took one of him too.
|Hank likes posing for the camera
Tonight the rain/sleet is supposed to switch over to snow and the wind is supposed to pick up even more. Tomorrow they’re predicting we will get anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of snow, with the snow and high winds going on until the early afternoon. This is the reason I did one of my weekly runs yesterday, as I am not expecting to be outside running tomorrow evening. We’ll see, though… sometimes the weathermen get really excited and then the storm peeters out or misses us.
If you had to run in one, would you rather run in rain or snow?
Have you ever been chased by a dog while you were running? What did you do?
Do you have any pets??