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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Final long run, Friends, and Fun - puppy style

Today started with my final long run of my training cycle and I was lucky enough to have Meaghan as great company!  There’s nothing better than losing track of the miles because you’re telling a story or solving world issues or listening to your friend doing the same.  It was a great run to wrap up my season and confirm my readiness for the Maine Coast Marathon in one week.  Eeeeekkkk!!!!!

Between normal Saturday housework, regular play sessions with Bella, and a wonderful pulled chicken sandwich for lunch, I was able to sneak in a 45 minute sun-snooze –
My friend Sue blessed me with her presence/presents (yes, there’s a back story here) in a great impromptu visit and Martyn was just about pulling into my driveway as Sue was leaving.  Martyn had his dog Lilly in tow and was looking for company for a hike in the woods.  Bella was first to raise her paw, so we were off!

These two played, swam, and retrieved for the entire 1.5 hours we were out in the woods –
I’ll give you 3 guesses...who had the treats?
This could be dubbed “bridge over troubled waters” when you’re faced with crossing this bridge one week before a marathon (please don’t fall, please don’t fall, please don’t fall…)
I didn’t fall J

And lastly, I share with you a short video of Bella and Lilly letting off some puppy steam.  Maybe you have to be a dog person, but the point in the video where they stop and stare each other down, only to begin again in earnest?  Hilarious.

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So….a very full day of great activity and wonderful friends!  I’m so grateful for days like today.  And will be particularly grateful for my bed.  Soon.

20 comments:

  1. Wow-What a great day for you! Long run + nap in sun + hike in woods with dogs? My idea of perfect. And please feel free to share any and all of your dog videos. Doggies playing always make me smile :)

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    1. Serious perfect for sure Amy! Glad I've got some dog lovers who follow me :)

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    2. I've got to get Buddy out there some day with Bells!!

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  2. Oh, my God, that was soooo cute!

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    1. Not that you're biased about your grand-dog :) But she IS the best dog ever, huh?

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  3. That is adorable. I love to watch dogs play like that. Kids are similar. ha ha ha!

    So excited for you and doing the Maine Coast Marathon!!!! Woohoo!!!

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    1. Funny you say that about dogs/kids; I sometimes compare the 2 and have to catch myself so people don't feel like I'm comparing their kids to dogs (in a bad way)! But yes, both just go out and have fun and do what's natural. We adults can often think too much.

      Thanks for all your marathon excitement for me!!

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  4. Aww that video is cute - love to watch dogs play like that. Sounds like you had a perfect day!

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    1. Thanks Michelle :) Hope you're doing well!

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  5. Wow- the marathon sure did creep up! Glad you had some nice company for it!

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    1. You're not the first person to say that. In a way, it's felt like it surprised me w/ suddenly being a couple weeks away...then a week....now down to days.

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  6. Sounds like a great day! What a fantastic way to wrap up a training session. The dogs are so adorable!

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    1. Sure was Mandy! Just wish I could keep up with those dogs!!

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  7. I've got to get Buddy out there some time to run with Bells! Have a great run this weekend!!

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    1. Oh yeah Deb, Buddy would have a blast!!! He would emerge from the woods muddier than he went in though....:)

      And thank you....looking forward to my race!

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  8. That video was great! I wish I had that energy! =)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! I know, seriously...wish I could keep up!!

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  9. I hope you have some great weather at the marathon and a lot of fun!

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  10. I love the feeling of finishing that last long run! Happy taper!

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