I had every intention of having some sort of fun post all ready for today. This was my last week of summer vacation, so I planned on making the most of it with my Barley girl. Unfortunately, the universe had other plans for me.
We'd planned on sticking close to home over the weekend, and we did accomplish that. With all of the local elementary, middle, and high schools starting back this week, we figured the parks would be overrun with kids and cyclists, so we avoided them.
On Monday, I had a full day of meetings about the state of the campus, things to keep in mind this year, and discussions that probably could have been at least shortened with the help of a quick email survey. Of course, the fact that I had to be inside all day meant that the weather was perfect: sunny, a light breeze, and about 70 degrees. I spent most of the meetings dreaming about the end of the day when I could whisk Barley away to the park.
After that walk, all of our plans for the week were thwarted. It rained all day Tuesday--and while we got in a short, rainy walk, it was about 58 degrees and neither of us were thrilled about the arrangement.
On Wednesday, I'd planned a nice day of walking after my hair cut, but while leaving my apartment complex to go to my hair cut, someone backed her car into my car (everyone is fine--my car is not) and I ended up having to push the appointment back while I dealt with insurance fun. We did manage a short, but nice neighborhood walk later in the afternoon and then finished out our mileage with a friend later in the evening, but it wasn't the day of adventure we'd originally planned on.
Thursday was going to be an arboretum adventure day because we'd recently discovered a trail we'd never been on and I wanted to check it out more.
Instead, I had to deal with getting a rental car. (This trade off was ok because my front driver's door no longer opens and the only way in and out is to crawl over the passenger seat. I was beginning to worry that I was going to have to buy those dress yoga pants so that I could get out of the car on the first day of classes without splitting my pants.)
It wasn't quite the fit week that I'd had planned, but we still managed to exceed our goals by a little bit and logged 25.37 miles. This may become the new normal for us as I go back to teaching in just a matter of days and the walking routine we've had all summer is coming to an end.
Happy FitDog Friday everyone!