Friday, March 8, 2013

Six Legged Run For Gab!

Insomnia woke me up today at 3:30 a.m. My newest way to deal with it, is to get up, go out into the hallway and read until I'm sleepy.  Right now I'm reading Prairie Tale.


I'm on Little House on The Prairie kick. I loved the books when I was younger, and watched the show every Monday night. My Mom said I cried at the end of every episode, I don't remember that, but I'm such a sensitive sap, I wouldn't be surprised.  At any rate, I recently read The Wilder Life, moved on to Confessions of A Prairie Bitch (Alison Arngrim/Nellie's book, seriously, a real page turner) and now I'm onto Half-Pint/Melissa Gilberts take.  The sections featuring Rob Lowe are especially interesting.

It was snowing outside while I read (as opposed to inside) and I went back to bed around 5:15.  Our alarm goes off at 6:30 so I'm tired today.  But not too tired for Team Gab's Virtual Race!

By lunchtime the snow had melted enough that the roads were clear, the sun was shining, and the sky was blue.


Frank saw me lace up my shoes and asked if he could come along for my race.

I can never say no to Frankie.

He's being very patient here, but he was ready to go.

We had a nice run, which means we go along at a decent clip, then come to a complete stop so that he can sniff/pee/bite snow, speed up again, then stop so he can sniff/pee/and plow through snow with doggie joy.  All that stopping adds up though, I can go faster by myself, but it's less fun.

We had about a mile left when we saw my friend Kelly out for a run of her own, so we joined her!  It was nice to catch up, I turned G-Unit off after I reached the 10k I signed up for, we did maybe an extra mile with Kelly. 

So we finished the distance with not six legs, but eight!

Happy Weekend and Happy Running!


giraffy said...

I loved that book. I really tried to get my kids into Little House on the Prairie, but so far, they haven't wanted anything to do with it. Rude.

Nice 10k!! Thanks for playing!! :D

Teamarcia said...

I was a Little House freak as a kid! Insomnia stinks. The Caveman woke me at 3:12 this morning saying he smelled dog poop, which turned out to be false.
Fantastic blue sky! Here too!

Jill said...

Nothing like a little interval session with Frank, eh? :)

Little House on the Prairie was my favorite as a kid. Loved Laura!

It's a freaking blizzard here today - bleh.

Amy said...

I loved the Little House books. Little House in the Big Woods was my first "chapter book." I read all of those books over and over, and loved the show. I am going to keep my eye out for Nellie's book!

Suz and Allan said...

That looks like a good book. I loved Little House on the Prairie too. Glad you guys had such a good run for your 10K for Team Gab!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I want a dog now to run with!!

Nice run and for a great cause too