It’s another hot day outside. The dog is lying on the ground at my feet, happy that he isn’t getting kicked outside while we go to work, camp, or school. He looks exhausted but, in my opinion, I should be the one exhausted. The reason for my fatigue is not from running, but rather from the DOG.
We went out to the movies last night. It was a chance to get out of the house and escape to another air-conditioned building. Yes, we have turned on the air-conditioning for the 3rd time since we moved in nearly 2 years ago. Out late -> sleep in until 9 am. I didn’t get out early for my run. Then I had to watch the tail end of the Tour de France. Finally, after discovering that there was only decaffinated coffee in the house, I decided to take a short drive to the coffee shop for a latte.
Well, upon asking YaYa if he wanted to go, it was suggested that we bring the Lucky dog with us. Lucky wagged his tail eagerly and gave me the longing look with those sweet brown eyes. I caved and brought our dog, who instantly whines during rides, and barks immediately upon being left (for any period of time) in the car. We parked in shade, quickly got the coffee, and returned to find that Lucky had some urgent needs that he couldn’t hold back until our return.
Yuck! Oh the smell, and the mess. He had to walk through it and walk all over the van. That left me with something else to urgently take care of.
I quickly dropped the dog and YaYa back to the house, went to the store for some carpet shampoo and began my task. I removed all of the seats in the van. I pulled out the floor mats, cleaned the spots (from this incident and other previous assults to the cleanliness of the van’s interior), and vacummed.
By the time I was done, I was soaked in sweat like I had run…but of course I haven’t run today. And although I had *planned* to run 8-10 miles today, I may not run at all. I am not upset by it. I just don’t care about it today. With the weekend quickly coming to an end, I have much to do. The shopping, house cleaning, laundry, etc are waiting. Oh, and I still have to write my instructions for how to complete the forms for my upcoming clinical trial (work). So much to do, and so little time.
Stay cool everyone.