The weather sucks! That's about all I have to say.
Ok seriously...to my east is blue sky. To the west? SNOW! Snow flurries! They've been happening all day, and honestly the one thing that worries me the most is that my dog is outside by herself all day. You might think I'm crazy, but I own one of the most spoiled dogs in the world, next to my father-in-law's corgi (notice I said father-in-law...I'm not married yet, but I'm trying it out for size).
Luckily Tallie loves being outside. And there is no way in hell she was staying inside all day, because bad things happen. The last time we did that, I found a ziploc bag filled with needles (for giving cows shots) that had been ripped to shreds, needles laying all over. She chewed on the caps that cover them and no needles were consumed (we think) so it turned out ok. And she ate an entire paint stick (for marking cows). It was non-toxic, thank goodness.
The worst thing, however, is what happens to my underwear when we're not around. For some reason, she seems to like my underwear. Not Dustin's, definitely mine. Now you might be saying, "why doesn't Caitlin just pick up all the damn clothes off the floor?" You'd think I'd learn, but so far I haven't. I'm going to have to make a trip to VS soon to get some more butt gear!
Now that I've shared way too much information, I'll get to the point.
Last night I went to the gym to run on the treadmill. I had 3 miles planned, but I got to about 1.5 and had to stop. My tummy issues are really starting to make me mad. Sometimes I can jump off, go to the bathroom, get back on and be fine. Then other times, like last night, I have really bad cramps and when I try to get back to running, it makes everything worse. I really need to focus on my eating in the next few days so I can get in a run without feeling like I need to stick around a bathroom.
So tonight, I've got 3.5 miles planned and we'll see how that goes. I'm already fudging on my training plan because today is supposed to be a rest day, but I'd like to get my miles in. Once I get in my groove I'll pay more attention to my rest days, but I'm not worried about it this week. If I really need to I'll take a break tomorrow before my long run on Sunday (long run = 4 miles at this point).
On another note, Beth at Shut Up and Run! is having a "Choose You" Healthy Lifestyle Giveaway! Check it out here!
I hope everyone has a great weekend! Thanks for all your support!