I look at Molly sometimes and wonder how the hell she ever raced professionally. Besides the fact that she is incredibly stubborn and has the attention span of a hummingbird on meth, she seems to like the idea of going for outings more than the actual outings. When you get her somewhere, she seems content to walk for about 15 minutes and then she's done, even though she acts completely insane in the house when she thinks she's going out.
When we got her in the dog park and enthusiastically told her to go run, she looked at us like we were complete morons. Eric and I started sprinting back and forth in the field to try to encourage her to run, but the most we could get out of her was a reluctant trot. And it's like, I know it's colder than Frosty's b-hole, but Molly you are a GREYHOUND for God's sake! She kept going to the gate to try to see if she could leave, so Eric and I devised a scheme to get her to run. One of us would take her to the opposite end of the field and hold her, while the other person would sprint to the gate and then yell "Bye Molly!" Whoever was holding her at the end of the field would let her go, and she would haul ass to the other person since she thought she was going to go back to the car. I am quite sure we both looked like complete idiots to anyone passing by. We did that back and forth for about 30 minutes, and even in the 32 degree, snowy weather I was getting sweaty! I'm pretty sure I got more exercise than Molly, though of the 3 of us I need it the most!
I have been concerned this week about my knee. Ever since our run Sunday, I've had this painful pinching sensation in my right knee. It really hurts during bending motions like walking up the stairs, or going into a squat mode to sit down. It was definitely pinching and hurting when we were horsing around at the dog park today, and I am hoping that it rights itself before my half marathon in a couple of weeks. I'm sure it will, but it's definitely worrisome. I honestly think it has more to do with my yard projects last week more than it did our short run, especially since I was using the shovel a lot and digging up dead rose bushes/planting apple trees. Ah well.
The next few days are going to be quite cold! We're supposed to get down in the teens, but hopefully Eric and I will be able to keep getting out for some walks and exercise! It really has been nice going for so many outdoor walks and runs!