yesterday she opened 10,000 pictures in iphoto, and today she googled the word sandwich. I am dead serious-my dog just somehow googled the word sandwich. obviously, she is a GENIUS! My only real theory is that matt had copied the word sandwich, and maybe she accidentally typed the short cut for paste. It seems suspicious though, maybe she just really wanted a sandwich, and figured out a way to communicate. My eye is on you, genius dog.....
In running news, i had a dark cloud hanging over me at work because i new i missed yesterdays run, and my mileage was low, so then i just obsess and stew over how i am gonna make it up. Then my computer acted up for like 3 hours today. Then i got an emergency call from Matt who had managed to lock himself out of the apartment with the dog, forcing me to drive the 25 miles home and then back to work. I also had leftover pizza for lunch....i just can't help it, it's sooooo good the next day.
I have had major stomach issues with pizza and running in the past, so i was expecting an extra lame run tonight, and i felt heartburn-y on the drive to meet up with the CARA group. I still didn't know exactly where to find them, as you will remember i totally failed two weeks ago, and just went home. The lady at CARA had given me a group leaders number in case i was lost again. (which by the way, i was.) It turns out i was in the right place all along, just NO ONE SHOWS UP IN WINTER. Come on people. I showed up despite being directionally challenged and a giant whiner. Any way, the one guy and his friend go every week, but are the only ones that have been showing up so far. They were super nice about it, and asked what my pace was. I said that a 9:30 was probably the fastest i could comfortably go, and they said the normally run 7:30's. WHA??? Thats like my worst nightmare is being so slow i have to be left behind.
We waited about 10 minutes to see if any slow people would show up, but they didn't. I did however see a giant 30 lb raccoon, and honestly, that was the highlight of my day. 30 lb raccoon.
Thats why running is so awesome, because the runners are awesome. I will probably always be slow, but i really hope that some day i can pay it forward, and help some one complete a run by slowing down to their speed and encouraging them.
I feel awesome tonight.