The Comeback

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! I’m finally back in Missouri after a VERY long travel day. What should have been 8 hours turned into 12, two of which were spent on the tarmac at Denver International Airport. It’s the last week of classes and I made it back shortly before midnight, yesterday night. Can you say stressed?!

All that aside, I had a wonderful week of running and enjoying the California weather. Just before I left, I started running short distances on the ‘mill, just trying to get back in the flow. My IT band still feels a little tight but so far I am pain free! Massaging and foam rolling seems to be helping, along with the strength training.

Being in California can make keeping up with my fitness difficult, as can any vacation. But it was great to get back to basics and run with my favorite pal, Riley.

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We keep our distances short but she is a great buddy. Never gets in the way, rarely slows down to sniff things. I’m willing to look past her dragging me down a hill on Monday. Running with a dog CAN be fun and rewarding, but be smart doing it! Your little doggie has to work up to it and certain breeds are better than others for certain kinds of running. Keep an eye on their exertion level and always carry water for them.

Happy running!

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