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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Mean Dogs and High Winds

I don't know why I thought it would be a "good idea" to get my 15 miles in today on the roads.
I ran 15 miles on trails yesterday, and I thought I would be much quicker on the roads today.

The roads had different ideas.  Once I got off my state route, the roads were totally snow covered. I was wearing just road shoes, so it was just a bit slick going.

I kept going, was glad to see the township truck plowing and laying cinders, that made it a bit easier for me.

About mile six, I had just topped out a hill and passed a house, where I then heard the dog commotion and turmoil behind me.  I turned and saw one dog (of two) heading toward me at a dead run.

I  had to stop and yell "NO" at the dog.  His hackles were up and he wasn't happy. I kept walking away and he kept following (at a distance) and barking.  Eventually I seemed to be at the edge of his property and I carried on.

I knew it was going to be a windy day, but my goodness, it was soo windy.  It was really sucking my will to run. 

But I did.  My energy level was a bit low.  But I kept going.  When, on a loop run, what is the alternate? I wasn't hurt, the weather wasn't *that* bad.  But the asphalt was getting to me.  Ugh.

But, 16 miles is 16 miles in the bank. I believe I've got 58 miles in for the week..and tomorrow is a day off, I'm looking forward to that!

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