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LE’s 1 Year Adoptiversary!

Monday: 10.3m easy 8:45/pace

Tuesday: 7m easy 6 x 800s 7:00/pace

Wednesday: 45min total body

Before I clog your page with a million Colorado pictures from last week’s trip, I have to celebrate a very important thing. This month last year we adopted our little L.E. (I say little because she was 35 lbs when we adopted her and she’s now 60 lbs.)

I can’t believe it’s already been a year and can’t imagine life without our walks or sharing peanut butter and apples together.

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yes, she drools when the pb comes out.

LE has been a dream dog. She listens, gives hugs, is super smart and hops in the bathtub on her own. I’m not joking, she’s like a unicorn and going to ruin us for any future dogs we adopt.

She’s learned the doggie basics: sit, lay down, roll over, shake, high five. And she knows some really cool tricks, like the bang trick–>where you say “Bang!” and point a finger like a gun, she falls on her side and lays there, but wait it gets better…then you say “stick em’ up!” and she raises her paws up. lol. She can spin and she’s working on saying “mama” so hopefully we will get there one day. OH and during hockey season (RIP Capitals) when Cameron yells, “Let’s Go Caps” she stands up and gives a large double high five. She’s pretty incredible.

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an LE hug!

I have one last race on my schedule next week–Zooma’s half marathon in Annapolis. As much as i thought this would be a redemption half, cutting back on speed work for the Spartan and taking a vacation doesn’t give me much confidence in actually racing this race. However, I’m not too sad over this. I took a much needed break from hard workouts during vacation and getting back to running is feeling good. Slow, but good. I’m excited for the warm weather and mileage building heading into fall races. My game plan is to build slow and possibly race a few 5ks over the summer and do what I can to prep for the fall. I’m still unsure if i’m ready to run a marathon (cause i have no clue which one i would do) but never say never. 😉

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Have you ever adopted a pet? 

IF I run a marathon this fall, which would you suggest (it needs to be one I can sign up for and not do a lottery!)