Have you seen this video? If you are a fan of cats and/or dogs, you will laugh.

Last night I went to bed telling myself that I was going to get up when my alarm went off instead of lollygagging around in bed for 10 minutes and then spending the rest of the morning rushing around like a chicken with my head cut off.

It actually worked. I heard C’s alarm go off, which never happens, even though it goes off exactly two minutes before mine. I was up and out of bed within a few minutes and had time to squeeze in a rainy seven miler this morning. The Weather Channel totally lied and said that it was cloudy out so I was not expecting a cold mist hitting my face when I got out the door.

I sped up while I was in the park so it was sort of a tempo run. I tried to focus on the whole “making myself uncomfortable” thing, but my contact decided to make me really uncomfortable so I forgot about my pace for a bit.

I almost feel like when you start running at a tempo pace, it’s hard to shut it off so the last mile of my run was also at tempo. And of course, I had to continue my progress in the 2012 Closeout Challenge:

  • 7 miles running
  • 40 squats
  • 10 burpees


Just for fun, I threw in a 1:15 plank. Bring it, Houston!

And lastly, the winner of the awesome “Friends” giveaway is…

Congratulations, aogable!

Please email me at bklynrunning (at) gmail.com in the next 48 hours to claim your prize. Thank you all for entering!


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