Saturday Running Partner

Have been taking Truffalo along with me on my saturday morning runs.  Unfortunately, I’ve had to leave Mocha behind because she is getting old and having a hard time keeping up (especially when going up hills).  I decided that her running days were over 2 months ago when she looked totally exhausted at the end of the 4.5 mile run.  Truffalo, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to be phased by the 4.5 mile runs.  Compared to a few months ago, he’s running much better (i.e., pacing along side me as opposed to bolting ahead).  However, I suspect he’s not built to run at slower paces because he ‘waddles’ like a bull dog at those paces.  It’s a funny sight to behold.  He seems more ‘graceful’ when he’s chasing after rabbits at high speeds.  Must be the Rhodesian in him.

Saturday running partner – one little idiosyncrasy of his is that he’s always on the look out for grass…to eat.  

Since sundays are my long run days, I can’t really bring Truffalo with me.  J finds the idea of waking up at 5:30AM on sundays to run rather unappealing, so I’m on my own with my trusted carbs to keep me company.  

Sunday ‘running partners’ – I realized during the last marathon that the Clif shot bloks worked the best for me.  Favorite is the ‘cola’ flavor with 50 g of caffeine.  So long gels!
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