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My Thoughts On The Rad Dog Release N Run Leash

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a Release N Run Leash for free from Rad Dog in consideration for a gear review. All opinions are mine and honest in nature

If you've been anywhere near me, then you know that Miles is a huge part of our lives. If you haven't met Miles, here is a picture of him when he was just a baby pup. Miles is a Mountain Cur.

Now, he will be 2 in December, and he's still just as adorable. He thinks he's a huge lap dog. He loves to lay on the back of the couch. It's ridiculous, but we love him.

He is my running buddy, but he's also Hubby's hunting dog. This means that he's outside a lot. When I run with him, he's usually on a leash. When he's with Hubby, he's usually off leash once they are in a safe place away from traffic. Hubby uses a tracking collar, but he needs a leash when they get near roads, or when he needs to make sure that he stays out of certain areas.

I wish we would have had the Release N Run l…

Well This Was A First

In case you haven't realized it by now, I'm a planner. I'd plan my poops if I could. So yeah, you get the idea. And my schedule called for a 10 miler today. So the idea of running a 5K never really entered my mind until a friend mentioned running it. And even then I sort of just blew it off. I mean, I hadn't planned on doing it, and I was supposed to get in a long run.

But as the day went on yesterday, I thought .. Why not? I could decide the day of (yeah I know, so not me).

I set an alarm for 6:40am to give myself time 'to decide' this morning what it was going to be. Lil Man got up at 6:16am so an alarm wasn't needed. I was up early. I had time. I haven't run a 5K race in almost 2 years. I was curious to see how I would do. Honestly, I was a little nervous. I know right? I finished a Marathon 3 weeks ago, and I was nervous about 3.1.

But I text my friend and told her I would be there.

The weather was great. I told myself that I was just going to run it and see what happened. And you know, I did ok! I didn't PR, and I knew it wasn't realistic for that to happen. But I guess I did PR post Lil Man being born. So in one sense it was a PR ;) And I ran a fairly even pace (for me). Mile 1 was 8:55, 8:43, 8:51. My overall time was 27:22.

I didn't place in my age group. Apparently these 40 year old women really know how to run fast. But it was a good race for me.

I got home, changed out of my sweaty clothes. Put on fresh running clothes. Made sure the family was ok, and headed out again for some more miles. (I blew off my long run today remember?). So I opted for 5 very hilly miles. And boy were my legs feeling it. I struggled through 5 miles, but I got it done. My training pace is supposed to be 10:45. I averaged 10:50. I figure that is close enough.

I'm one tired running Momma... but housework awaits....


  1. It's fun to be random sometimes! Great race!! :)
    I LOVE that you decided to do a hilly route after you ran a 5k! You rock! :)

    1. Thanks. I felt guilty for blowing off my LR :)


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