Speedwork is Doing Its Job!
Hey! Whoa, I went MIA from the running blog world yesterday. Nothing crazy happened, I just needed a night to watch the Heat play and relax with my guy :).
Since my last post I’ve gotten in a couple of really nice runs!
In fact, last night I got home from work really late and the little devil on my shoulder said it would be okay to just skip the run but I AM SO GLAD I DIDN’T LISTEN!
Check this out!!!!
I’ve run an 11 minute mile before a few times, but never two consecutive ones! That’s good stuff!!
Granted I did take a pitstop break in the middle there, but I’m still feeling really good about my progression as a runner so far this winter! I’m also feeling good about my upcoming 5K and achieving a PR.
It probably helped that the weather yesterday was the coldest of the year so far:
I don’t know how you cold weather runners do it, my legs felt like icicles yesterday!
Outside of running, Adam and I have gotten some upsetting news recently. As I alluded to a couple of weeks ago, we are planning to adopt a retired greyhound from a local rescue group! They’re great dogs for people who live in condos because they sleep SO MUCH and they’re good for people with dog allergies because they don’t have a double coat.
Unfortunately when we went to get the paperwork from our condo association we were told that renters are no longer allowed to have dogs!
When we moved in we signed a contract that said we could have up to two pets! Apparently the bylaws changed and that’s no longer the case.
Our landlord has put in an appeal to the board of directors of the association and we’re currently awaiting the verdict.
If that doesn’t work out it’s not the total end of the world. Our lease is up soon and we have already researched other apartments in the area that are very dog (and cat) friendly. It’s just a bummer because now we very likely will not be able to bring our doggie home for the holidays.
We are going to the rescue this weekend for their annual holiday party. I can’t believe I didn’t take any pictures last time, but I will be sure to take some this time!
Keep your fingers crossed for us that the appeal goes through! That would be the best Christmas gift!
What are you hoping for this holiday season?
What’s the best gift you’ve ever given or received?