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On a roll

Had a pretty decent run this morning, with some being run below 9 mpm. I think I probably could've done the whole run under 9, but I had Molly with me. Molly is ridiculous sometimes. She gets super excited when she hears the Garmin turn on (even if I'm just turning it on to download my runs or to look at splits). She knows my running clothes - if I dare go out the front door in my running clothes without her in the morning, she barks and wakes up the Engineer. When I first got my BOB, Molly howled and cried and whined that I was not only going running without her, but I was taking Little Miss. We'd be outside, either getting settled in the stroller or just getting back from running, and we could hear the sad pup.

So anyway, Molly gets to go with me most weekday mornings so that she doesn't annoy the Engineer and because she's a fatass who needs exercise. She hasn't gotten to do a lot of running in the summer previously because it's too hot for her thick black coat, but since I'm going at 5:30AM it isn't too terribly bad for her. She gets really excited when we start running ... but then she starts to get this look of "why did I want to come with you again?" and she starts dragging. I have to remind her that we're running; sometimes she'll rally for me but other times I have to kind of pull her along. Running with her isn't always the most pleasant because she does still sometimes cross behind me or get scared of something and get all weird, but I think she does enjoy getting some time alone with me and she really does need the exercise.

1 | 8:40
2 | 9:03 | 17:44
3 | 9:01 | 26:45
4 | 8:56 | 35:41
4.09 miles with Molly | 36:30 | 8:55/mi.


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