Penny woke me up at 6am this morning when she was barking at squirrels out of the living room window. I took her out to do her business and then I took her for a short run around the neighborhood. It was beginning to rain but it was only a little sprinkle; it felt like nature’s air conditioning. It was still dark out and we stayed on streets with big trees to keep us dry. I’m so surprised at how well behaved Penny was during the run. She stayed at my pace and we still stopped at each corner to sit. The only time we almost had a bad incident was when she found a bunny sprinting across a yard and Penny thought she should chase her. I nearly broke my neck!
When it started pouring rain we ran a little faster until we got to the hill. Penny was so good the whole time but I think she has a bit of a competitive streak. Penny thought this was a real race and was weaving in front of her competition (me) to throw them off the trail.
We totaled 2 miles but I don’t know how long it took since I didn’t have my watch. I ate a raisin bread toast, a Chobani Champions greek yogurt and a banana with almond butter. I’m trying to increase my protein intake during training.
This morning I signed up for The Emerald City Quarter Marathon on September 4th. James said he would sign up. I hope he does because I don’t think my furry running partner is eligible for competition yet.