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Day 13 Reach4Raw marathon training, rest day

August 12th, 2016 · No Comments · Uncategorized

We did the Wooftrax Walk for a Dog app today. I can’t seem to get it to work when the Couch to 5K is running, must be operator error (or my new downgraded phone and service, I’m not sure). Oreo had fun, stopping and sniffing along the greenway. Our mayor just announced a huge upgrade to the city’s greenways, they’ll all be connected which will be great, maybe I can run the whole thing to train for marathons. Again video below is sideways; one of these days I’ll figure it out.

Day 13 stats

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Day 12 Reach4Raw marathon training

August 11th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Today was the first day I didn’t really want to train but I did it anyway. And look at that happy face after it was over.

Day 12 face

It was warm, I think about 80 degrees.  Oreo got to ride after the 5-minute warm-up, too hot for my furry girl.

And here are the lying stats. I know I went farther than this, because I went farther than last time, which was 1.96 miles.

Day 12 stats

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Day 11 Reach4Raw training, rest day

August 10th, 2016 · No Comments · Uncategorized

We walked for about six minutes before Oreo laid down in the grass. Too hot, Mama! The only thing that got her going again were two squirrels racing up and down around a tree. She was on her 30′ leash, working on our recall. It worked about twice, then she got to five feet away from me and dropped to the ground like, “You come to me, human.” Nuh-uh, no treats for that, missy! 😉

I’m still trying to work out my new phone, the GPS worked yesterday but not today. I’m sure it’s operator error.

Oreo helped me TNR two stray cats today, both turned out to be pregnant females, so now they’re spayed, ear tipped, and my neighborhood is saved from possibly 10 homeless kittens. Sad reality of animal rescue. Fix your pets, people! Please!

On a happier note, I think I figured out how to embed video. Below is Day 10.  Below that is Oreo resting.

Oreo resting

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Day 10 Reach4Raw marathon training, “Hot enough fo’ ya?”

August 9th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Quite hot, but I used some tip money from a DogVacay client and bought an a-DORABLE skort and sports bra and yes, I JOGGED IN IT! That’s the new rule, over 50, you can wear whatever the heck you want. Those shirtless guys are just lucky I wasn’t THAT hot… 😉

Video link at the bottom (of Oreo, not me). 🙂

Day 10

Oreo rides when it’s hot

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Day 7 Reach4Raw marathon training – Rest Day

August 6th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

So I woke up with a headache, and I have a guest dog here through DogVacay, and I have a lot of editing to do today, and blah blah blah. I did a free run to the park and back, essentially walked a 22-minute mile. I’m a bit concerned that my new phone didn’t track my distance and I had to put it in manually. Hopefully it will work tomorrow when I do an actual training day. Video link is at the bottom of this post.

Oreo and Jack

Day 7 stats

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Day 6 Reach4Raw marathon training

August 6th, 2016 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Today was the easiest day so far. I thought my phone malfunctioned because the training was over so quickly. Turns out the app worked fine, but my phone did actually die a couple of hours later. Hopefully I can figure out my new phone before tomorrow’s training. Here are the last two pictures I got off my old phone before it kicked the bucket. In fact, Oreo’s sporting her new GPS tracker because her old one fritzed out. Weird. Must be our magnetic personalities freaking out our electronics, ha ha.

Day 6 Oreo's new tracker

Day 6 stats in km

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Day 5 of Reach4Raw marathon training, back at it

August 5th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

This is getting easier! Well, getting out of the house is anyway. I’m using the ramp for Oreo to get in and out of the SUV too, we’re both too tired to either lift her or for her to jump in. Tonight I’ve got my smoothie ingredients in the Vitamix in the fridge ready to go in the morning. Oreo and I share bananas before and after the training. The earlier we get out, the cooler it will be.

IMG_4280 Oreo by the fountain

Reach4Raw marathon training

Reach4Raw marathon training

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Day 4 of Reach4Raw marathon training, rest day

August 4th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

We had a rest day today so just walked at Oreo’s pace. When she got hot she got a buggy ride for most of the rest of the way. When *I* got hot she had to get out and walk on her own uphill, ha ha. We saw some people with New England Patriots gear on and I knew they were actually from New England because of their lily-white legs. The video came out sideways, not sure why.

Day 4 R4R video

Rest day

Rest day

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Day 3 Reach4Raw marathon training

August 2nd, 2016 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

I finally figured out what’s wrong with my DoggyRide and its wobbly wheel and as always, it’s operator error. I’ve actually started going too fast to use the front wheel on its stroller mode and have to lock it into place for jogger mode. My triceps get a workout pushing down on the handlebar to steer all the time but when Oreo shifted back just two inches it made a big difference.

People in this park are very nice, smiling at Oreo and saying what a beautiful dog. One lady whom I saw yesterday stopped to ask if Oreo had had an accident and when I said I wasn’t sure, I got her with three legs, she blessed me! It was a real blessing too, not just a “Bless your heart” like they say down here all the time, I really felt it. Love Love Love.

Day 3 Reach4Raw training

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Day 2 of Reach4Raw marathon training

August 1st, 2016 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

It was rather a hot one today. Oreo only made it about .25 miles before climbing aboard her DoggyRide, which STILL has a wobbly front wheel. [Update: of course it was me, I didn’t have it locked in jogger mode!]  I don’t know why I thought not using it for a year would change that. I’ll try adding some ballast to the front but really, I’m already pushing a 35-pound stroller and a 52-pound dog. We created quite a scene unloading from the SUV apparently, and I said out loud to a woman passing (and gawking, but also smiling), “We’re training for a…marathon.” It was the first time I’d said it out loud, hurrah! Glad I remembered water and sunscreen.

Day 2

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