New Things!

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Monday: 30 min legs/shoulders

Tuesday: 30 min legs/mobility/skill work, 10 min rope pull

Wednesday: 6000m row

I went to PR Running Store in Falls Church, Va in the middle of my work day to get fitted for a pair of running shoes. Good news is i’m still a neutral fit & the shoes I wanted to buy a few weeks ago, were confirmed a good fit for me 🙂 Guess i’m a New Balance/Saucony girl now. I used to love Brooks (and still have a pair) but i’m not a fan of this years line.

Just goes to show you shouldn’t buy running shoes based on looks! I always recommend new runners check out a local store that can size your feet & analyze your form so you can feel good for miles and miles in your shoes. I think i’m going to buy every color of these…

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I also brought in my Cherry Blossom 10 Miler Bib because they had a coupon on the back for free socks with a shoe purchase. Boom! Can’t wait to try these out when I’m back to running.

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So the big new news! Cameron and I adopted a puppy! Say hi to L.E.! (pronounced ‘Ellie’)

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Her full name is L.E. Phant. Or you can just make up whatever could stand for L.E.—we’ve had waaaay too much fun with her name. “Loves Everyone” “La Enchilada” “Little Elephant” She’s a big sweetheart and is incredibly smart & has been easy to train so far. She’s a midwestern girl from Missouri, a 6 months old wheaton terrier, mixed with some sort of herding dog. She’s already 40lbs so i’m hopeful I have a new running buddy 😉 We really lucked out and i’m so glad we waited for the right dog to come around to adopt.

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Adopting a puppy was a little work for sure, i felt like i was trying to adopt a kid. You fill out an application with the agency, you do a phone conversation with whomever is in charge, they contact your landlord to confirm you can have pets, then they contact a vet of your choosing in the area, they send a local volunteer out for a home inspection (to make sure you are who you say you are, and live at the address on your application and the house is a safe environment and you can talk more with the volunteer about pet adoption), and finally once everything is cleared and you are approved you can see the dog you were interested in and decide to adopt or not. Phew!!— It felt like a lot of work, but L.E. is such a good fit for us, i would do it 1000x over again.

If anyone is interested we started our search with Petfinder.com and Adoptapet.com and we eventually found L.E through Dogs XL Rescue on one of those pet sites. Every person we spoke to and worked with through Dogs XL Rescue were so kind and helpful and made it very clear they are here to help if we have any questions or concerns with the puppy.

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Anyone ever adopt a pup?

How about training a dog to run with you?

Author: She's Going the Distance

Runner!

13 thoughts on “New Things!

  1. LE is perfect!!! So sweet!!!
    My dogs are little and definitely not runners. I think it would be so fun to have a dog to run with me!

  2. Oh my gosh! L.E. is so cute!!!!! Congratulations!

  3. OMG what a cutie! We have Norfolk Terriers, they’re much smaller (~12lbs) and while they can run, terriers in general are willful and nose-driven and not always the best at staying focused on running *with you*. They are great on walks!

    • Everyone keeps saying that, so i’m glad she’s a “mix” hopefully that stubborn terrier quality won’t be there. Cause she looks like a terrier, but she doesn’t act like one (i’ve had terriers/schnauzers my whole life, but have never had the “commmon” problems with either) So far she’s walking perfectly beside us, and we hope to keep it that way! Norfolk Terriers are cuties! I love terriers! AHH!!!!

  4. So exciting! I am actually not a dog person but I will admit that yours is kinda cute:)
    I have been wearing Brooks forever but I haven’t tried the newsest model of the Pureflows…hoping I like them as much as I like the rest!

  5. Oh my good god that dog is RIDICULOUSLY cute! Seriously! Congratulations new puppy mama.

    I love my NB Zantes! I found that I can’t go over 6 miles in them at a time without some foot soreness but they’re great for quick runs, cross training and wearing out and about since they’re so damn cute.

    http://www.socalrunnergal.com

    • I’m excited to actually take them out for real run! and thanks for the puppy love 🙂 Also–you are right, we would be great friends if I lived out in socal (cross your fingers, it actually might be happening!!)

  6. Congratulations! LE looks adorable!! Can’t wait to hear more about her. 😄

  7. Your sneakers are awesome!!! And the puppy isn’t so bad either 😉 Enjoy!

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