Good morning! In my opinion, there is nothing better than waking up and going on a walk with your dog and a cup of coffee. I started walking with Scout in the morning when we first moved to Greenville. Our neighborhood is not very big–but going from cul-de-sac to cul-de-sac totals about a mile. Our walks turned into runs and now have ventured back into walks. I am not a big cold weather girl, so waking up and going for a run in the cold weather is not for me. But the warmer weather and not wearing 500 layers means that I maybe starting back my morning runs instead of walks :). However, this morning a walk was the perfect way to start my day!
Yesterday, I went for a slow and steady 5 mile run with Scout. When Drew and I were driving up to Maryland this past weekend, we got rear-ended which led me to go to urgent care the next day with a sore lower back. I haven’t been able run as my back was still hurting–but I was dying to run so a slow 5 mile jog was the perfect solution. Luckily, my back is not killing anymore and hopefully I can get back into the swing of things soon!
My 5 mile loop is my scenic run. I have my long run, my short run, my scenic run and my walking loop. I am definitely a creature of habit and once I find a good run, it is hard to change. I usually take Scout on my short, scenic and walking loop and very occasionally will take her on the long run. Scout is a boykin spaniel which are duck hunting dogs (though she is too spoiled to ever be a hunting dog)–which means that short bursts of running are great for her, but anything past 5 miles is probably unnecessary.
Following the run, I had major house cleaning/errand running ahead of me. We have been out of town so much that our house has not had a thorough cleaning lately and was in serious need of it! And I finally set our dining room table and think that the room is complete (only took 2 years ek!). It is so nice to finally have a clean house again 🙂
Have a great day 🙂