Chaos. Pure and simple.
Late this morning, I changed into running gear to take Sadie and Kona on a five-mile run around our neighborhood.
Notice how Sadie is right by my side? She’s been my little Mini Me all day in an effort to make sure Kona doesn’t take her place in my heart.
Literally glued to my hip.
I was a little overdressed for the weather (it was 61 degrees), but I was anxious to try out my new Lole long-sleeved running top that I got one sale through RueLaLa a couple weeks ago.
FYI, if you sign up for RueLaLa this week, you get a $10 credit toward your first purchase! For total transparency, I will also get a $10 credit if you buy something, as will you if you refer someone! (It’s their standard referral program, which rocks!)
Once I was dressed and ready to go, I leashed up the pups and we headed out.
It was a little rocky at first… and by at first, I mean for the first three miles.
Kona is significantly larger than Sadie, so when she stopped to sniff something, if I didn’t notice and kept running, my arm was practically pulled out of its socket as I was yanked back.
And then there was the weaving, getting excited about other dogs in the neighborhood, squirrels… all the usual distractions which, when you’re running with one dog, don’t interfere with a run too much, but when you’re running with two, every distraction becomes a bit of a production.
But a fun production.
I laughed my way through our run because I know I must’ve looked absolutely ridiculous as I tried to maneuver the leashes and prevent them from tangling, while also trying not to trip.
The last two miles of our run were pretty smooth compared to the first three and we finished our five miles in one piece.
Then it was time for some fetch in the backyard because these dogs have an insatiable appetite for exercise.
It was fun to have another dog to photograph!
Taking pictures of dogs may be one of my favorite things to do because when you get a good one, it feels like you captured their wonderful personality in one shot!
After playtime and a hot shower, I was ready for pizza!
Lunch today included a frozen margherita pizza, served with a side of leftover roasted Brussels sprouts and onions.
Ready in 10 minutes. Bam!