Nala’s First Birthday + Marathon Training Day 4

Good morning!

It’s day five of marathon training today, and it is a rest day. I slept in this morning and will be definitely taking advantage of the “rest” in today’s “rest day” by lounging on the patio after work in the sun! It has been so hot out lately and it is such a nice change from all the gross rain we’ve been having.

With that, the hot weather means that it is most important to get my runs in during the cooler hours of the morning. Last night after work I headed out to our track to run around that area, and it was BOILING hot. I felt slow and sluggish, but then again, what do I expect running at 5:30pm?

I snapped a few pictures along the way. Love all the flowers out and those blue skies!

However, once my run was done I was dying to get back to the car and chug my Nuun water. My training plan called for 45 minutes of running, which brought me to 5.06 miles.

Phewf! Run done and done.

It was also Nala’s FIRST BIRTHDAY yesterday! She got new toys, treats, and a birthday cake too : )

Ryan searched for a dog friendly cake recipe online, and naturally we covered it with peanut butter. We may have also put a candle in it and sang Happy Birthday.

Two slices of birthday cake later & it was time to play with her new toys outside. She is one spoiled pup, that’s for sure!


I hope you guys all have a great day & weekend ahead. I will see ya on Monday!

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