After I published my morning blog post, I gave myself a little time to digest breakfast before leashing Sadie up for a five-mile run.
Her typical morning walk morphed into a run since we both needed to sneak in some exercise today.
It wasn’t even 8:30 a.m. and the Florida heat was already cookin’. It was a hot, slow run, but it felt good to get out there and get moving.
I was in desperate need of a shower after our run and immediately washed off the sweat and came out feeling so fresh and so clean, clean. (<—Outkast, baby!)
As I toweled off, I noticed Sadie sprawled out on our bed.
(If you think we make our bed every day, you are seriously mistaken.)
Please notice the fuzzy, out-of-focus tail in the above picture. You cannot even walk one step toward Sadie without her tail flappin’ around and making the noise of a small propeller. Walk away and it immediately stops. It’s oddly entertaining.
When I saw Sadie looking exhausted on the bed, I thought I actually accomplished the impossible.
Did I out run Sadie?
I actually asked her whether or not I made her tired aloud. Like a crazy.
I got this look in return:
She then bounded out of bed and brought me her stuffed pig, trying to entice me into a rousing game of tug-of-war.
One time a fellow vizsla owner told me that vizslas start calming down at age 10. Ten.
This may be a little odd to share on the blog, but since I tend to overshare as it is and many of you guys are runners, surely one of you have thought of this same thing a time or two before.
Do you ever count shaving as a post-run stretch?
The ledge in our shower is ridiculously high, so I have to place my leg in an uncomfortably high position when I shave. I love doing this after a run because it gives me an unexpected hamstring stretch that lasts a lot longer than the hamstring stretches I would do on my own.
Showering + Stretching = Multitasking
I followed up my shower stretch with some of my favorite hip stretches before getting ready for the day.
I had a late morning meeting today for the Taste of Ocala so lunchtime came a bit early.
I felt kind of weird eating pork and roasted cauliflower at 10:50 a.m. (I tend to eat closer to 1 p.m.), but it worked.
I used pork leftover from last night’s dinner and tossed it with roasted cauliflower, olive oil, lime juice, red pepper flakes and fresh cilantro. I got the idea for the flavor combination from the recipe for crispy chicken thighs with cauliflower and cilantro in this month’s Real Simple magazine.
After lunch, I headed out to my Taste of Ocala committee meeting which lasted about two hours. The big event is on Saturday so I’ll be busy tomorrow and Saturday helping to set up. I can’t wait to see everything come to fruition!
Since my meeting took place close to Ryan’s work, we planned for a quick mini-date to Starbucks since I had a coupon for a free drink for my birthday.
Vanilla latte for me!
Ryan ordered a chai crème Frappuccino and sat on the most awkward chair to ever exist in a Starbucks…
Is it a couch? A chair? A futon?
If you sat all the way to the back, the chair would hit you in the middle of your calves. Naturally I laughed at Ryan as he tried to navigate that bad boy.
Before we left, I noticed this sign which I thought would greatly appeal to my fellow Frappuccino lovers and those who love a good deal:
Frappuccino Happy Hour starts tomorrow! Get ‘em while they’re… cold.
I am currently blogging from Starbucks and plan to finish up my work day here. Sometimes getting out of the house is the only way I can concentrate and judging by all of the Sadie pictures that have popped up on the blog today, I’m clearly feeling easily distracted.