I just got back from my first run since the half-marathon, and it was a nice leisurely 2 (ish) miles. A year ago, 2 miles would have felt like a marathon, and yet here I am calling a 2 mile run “leisurely”. What the hell happened?
As I said, though, the run was good. Orion and I jogged down the road to the pet store. Since I want to build up his endurance to run with me, I need some way to carry his collapsible water bowl and a water bottle. I picked up a nice looking pair of “saddlebags” (for lack of a better description) for him, and it even works with his harness! This is always a concern because the leash attaches to the harness between his shoulder blades, and many accessories cover this area up. The bag is blue, which paired with his red harness makes him the perfect KU dog! I’ll get pictures next time I put it on him.
The most interesting thing about the run is the fact that six months ago, Orion would pull me through the entirety of our walks. He had far more stamina than I did. Today, he pulled me for the first half-mile or so, and after that he flopped in the shade every chance he got. Granted, it was pretty warm (already up to 90 at 10am), but it’s an odd feeling when your dog has less energy and stamina than you.
Now I get to ride my bike a couple miles for a couple errands and to have it looked at by the guys at Cycle Works. They like to have people bring new bikes in after a month or so to make sure everything is working as it should.