I declared February my "Rest Month". I can have an entire month dedicate to rest right? The reasoning behind this was that I was just down right exhausted during marathon training and going to the gym right after work 2 or 3 days a week was pretty time consuming (but I did it because I did not want to risk another injury). In the end all that gym time paid off and I finished the marathon sans injury. I am glad that I went.
Now I wanted to come home from work, plop my tush on the couch and read a book or cuddle with Baylee, ANYTHING but be active! Has that really happened yet? Not really, although I did come home one day, watched Judge Judy, and called it an early night.
The weather has been really great here for February and seeing as the Groundhog did not see his shadow, it appears we will be getting an early spring. Gotta take advantage of this nice weather, right?
Well, that's just what I did. I think my February "Rest Month" will be just a "No Gym" month. I'm really liking getting home and spending that extra time with Baylee (and even getting a few things done around the house). The other day we took a trek to our favorite trail on the island.
But guess what? The trail was all full of mud. I guess that's what should be expected when there was just snow on it a week ago and now it is nearing 60 degrees! I was wearing my newest Mizunos and noticed mud all over them. I then noticed Baylee's yellow coat was quickly turning brown on her underside. At first a little panic set in. We weren't going to go back to the car so we just went with it and had fun! I have to admit it was quite adorable watching Baylee slide in the mud in some spots. She'd act all tough and spastic as she ran through the trees sniffing at things and then all of a sudden she'd lose her footing and slip in the mud.
This is the same island that my dad and I run on and ride bike on. I don't know if you can tell from this picture but the end of the island comes to a point. When my dad is with me, we make a point (no pun intended) to always take the trail all the way to the point of the island (which would be to run or ride around that tree at the end there). My dad always says "Don't cheat the GPS". In this case, I told Baylee we were DEFINITELY cheating the GPS today. It was just so muddy and slippery that one tug of the leash and I could see us slipping down the ledge right into the river. I did not want that to happen so yea, we cheated the GPS and cut the trail short ( about 10 feet). Sorry Dad!
In all we did two muddy miles and that's about all I could really handle with Baylee that day. I think she had a little bit of cabin fever and was excited to get out!
Of course I had to give Baylee a bath as soon as we got home and had to throw my marathon jacket right in the wash. It had some mud splatters on it and I didn't want to risk any staining. I already ruined one marathon jacket last year. I'd like to keep this one clean for a while! Oh, and my new Mizunos, I was so worried about cleaning Baylee and my jacket that I actually forgot about those. They are still in the garage. I guess I'll clean them later!
Do you ever "cheat" the GPS? Would you have in this instance? -M
We will be linking up with the gals from TOTR