Saturday, April 4, 2009

Someone Needs A Haircut!

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Poor Finlay was starting to look pretty scruffy! I had an appointment to drop him off at groomer nearby that we haven't been to before early this morning. As I brought him inside the girls were joking around that Finlay looked like he had some serious bed head.

Once Finlay was off for his day at the spa I headed down to Edworthy to meet my friend Tara for a run. We met at Angie's spin class back in January. It turns out that we both ran the Disney Marathon, plus we are training for some of the same races this year - Police Half, Wasa Lake and Great White North. We've talked about meeting up for a run before and finally it worked out.

Angie wanted me to run 14K (8.7 mi) today. I also have a 10K race tomorrow and she wants me to practice racing on tired legs in preparation for the Police Half in a couple of weeks. Tara had 18K on her schedule so she ran her extra distance before I got there, then we headed out.

It is always a bit nervewracking to run with someone new. You don't know if your pace is going to match up well. Are you going to hold them back, or are you going to be too fast for them? Are you going to be able to think about interesting things to talk about? Are you on the same page for walk breaks (or lack thereof)? I've found it tough to find someone that is typically training for the same event so even matching up distances you need to run can be tough. I really enjoyed running with Tara this morning though. The company was great, and hopefully we'll be able to squeeze in some more runs or bike rides together in the future.

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I came home, had some lunch, and then Finlay was ready. He's looking pretty cute now, eh? Time to carbo load and figure out where I need to go for my race tomorrow!

13 comments:

Jen said...

Cutie pie! ; )

Carlee said...

Good Luck! Sounds like a good strategy!

Sonia said...

HE looked so FUNNY! Oh my I tried not to laugh but it was too hard! hahaha He looks pretty spiffy now =)

Good luck on the 10K race tomorrow! I know you can do 55 mins or less!! How fun to have find another running partner =)

Amy said...

Finlay is adorable - good luck on your race today!

Lily on the Road said...

ahhhhh, he looks so cute and fluffy (don't tell him I said fluffy okay!!)

Have a great race!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Wow, running on tired legs. You're getting into a different type of training. Now I'm really afraid of you!

lindsay said...

he is soo cute, especially with his long hair :)

good luck in the 10k today on those tired legs!

Missy said...

Sweet baby! So fancy and clean lookin!

Best of luck today!!! Can't wait to hear about it.

joyRuN said...

Finlay looks too cute either way!

Running partners are great - I hear you on the nerve-wracking part though.

Oz Runner said...

cute dog...hope you have a great race

Rainmaker said...

Both of them look pretty cute.

Marathon Maritza said...

Awww I love scruffy dogs!!!

But you're right, he looks awful fancy with a haircut! So cute!

RoadBunner said...

Finlay is looking very handsome!