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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…

It's Here - My First Race Post/During Injury

Well. ready or not, the race is Sunday - the Capital 10 Miler. My longest run/walk has been 8 miles. I think hope I finish. I should unless something unforeseen happens. But I could feel my old habits creeping up on me. I looked up last year's time. My first thought was.. hmm.... I wonder if I could beat that?

I immediately told myself to stop. That is not what I want this year!!! Don't get me wrong, I plan to try to go for some PRs this year. I love to see progress, and I hope to see some this year. And I plan to 'race' some races. But I plan to enjoy this year of running and not get caught up in comparisons (to myself) or others. I don't want to get so fixated on race times that I lose the joy of running.

I am still injured. I am better, and I am getting stronger. I know now that I'm working with a trainer (When It's Time For Professional Help) that I will continue to improve. But I also know that if I allow myself especially at this point to get fixated on time - distance - past performance - that I will only get discouraged or worse - re-injured.

In fact, I almost bailed on this race because I know that my time will be no where near last year. How silly is that! I almost let comparison steal my joy!



So as I approach my first race of the season, I am approaching it in a different way than I have in the past.
I'm looking forward to the experience of running a race - simply to run.


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