I'm definitely still carrying some excess fatigue. I don't think I'm in a deep hole or anything, but I'm just sort of tired, which is certainly to be expected given the running and lifting that has gone on recently. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I wasn't really very sore this morning. Maybe a bit tight all over but no seriously sore muscles after that heavier lifting day yesterday.
I went for a social jog with my friend Nalani today. It wasn't a hard run but somehow when I run with people my HR is always at least 5 beats higher than it would be at that same pace if I were alone. Is that the chatter tax? Obviously I talk too much.
So I came back home and spent the rest of the afternoon working and decided to not go run again with Maia. I just didn't feel like running again. At all. But then 3:00 rolled around and Maia started bouncing around the house and looking at me with those eyes of hers and I just couldn't resist. She's only asking for 20 minutes, I told myself... Next thing I knew she was dragging me down the road- tongue out- happy as she could possibly be and on the hunt for cats- and I actually laughed out loud at myself. Really, if you lack in motivation to run, all you need is a dog who is addicted to her daily runs.