For the last 2.5 months, Iâ€™ve felt this overwhelming sense of guilt about the dogs â€“ I hardly EVER took them to the park and often neglected to take them for long walks when I was in the throes of book writing.
Now that my schedule is (temporarily) a little lighter, I thought Iâ€™d make it up to the pups, especially James:
Maggie likes to be outside, but not half as much as James.
James is like a real dog!
And Maggie wears clothing and flattens herself to the ground when other dogs come over. Enough said.
The Husband and I took the dogs to this great dog park that includes a HUGE lake and a forest with a maze of trails. The dogs LOVE running through the forest.
But they donâ€™t like the water. Iâ€™m glad I donâ€™t have a doggie that dives into lakes â€“ more messy!
The Husband is diligently studying for his Medical Board exams right now. He even brought material to the park and walked around with his nose in his papers.
I thought my legs were 100% from the 22.0 miler I did yesterday, but let me tell you â€“ my legs started to ache after walking around the forest and the park for about an hour. And I felt worn out very quickly. I am definitely still recovering!
Before we left for the dog park, I had leftover stir fry from last night:
And afterwards, we stopped at Coldstone, and I finally got my post-long run ice cream fix:
More studying on behalf of the Husband ensued:
Keep your fingers crossed that he passes!
Whatâ€™s the hardest exam youâ€™ve ever taken? I thought the GRE exam (to get into graduate school) was extremely challenging, but my Chemistry final this summer was a killer. I walked out in tears â€“ it was THAT hard!