I started off my run today with this old pup, my best running buddy ever. Irish is good for 1.5 miles lately, so that’s what we did together. Then I ran more on my own. There was a time when he could do 7 miles but he’s eleven now and slowing down. Whenever I get my running shoes on he knows what’s up! By the end of our run, he’s lagging behind and I have to coax him along…but he loves every minute. When we run by the farm that has two dogs he speeds up though. Wouldn’t want to look like a wimp in front of your own kind!
After dropping the dog off I ran my favorite loop until I had 8.1 miles. My legs are still sore from some kettle bell/squat exercise I did on Monday, but this run felt good. Effortless even. That’s always a great feeling!
The Altra Intuition 3.5’s are my favorite road shoe. Wide toe box, zero drop platform, and just enough cushion for a smooth ride but still allowing me to feel the road beneath my feet.
After my run and stretching it was time for my favorite snack. I highly recommend this combo. Lots of good protein and many healthy benefits from the flax seed. I keep these four ingredients on hand all the time. It’s also often my morning snack at work, and sometimes even my breakfast!