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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Pooltime

In honor of the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 I ran 10 miles this morning.  While it was on my schedule, I did use the memory of that day as motivation to keep going.  It still shocks me when I think back to the quick chain of events that fateful morning.  I was at work and someone came by and said that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center in New York.  We immediately tried to get information from the Internet, which worked for awhile, but then just wasn't quite up to the task so the radio became our primary source.  Now 10 years later and it still seems unimaginable and unbelievable but something we will never forget!

This mornings Run:
The run actually went pretty good.  I did the usual 2 miles with Sophie and then headed back out for 8 more miles.  Temp's were great and it was a beautiful sunny morning.  I finished in 1:42 for a 10:15 pace, with the last three miles at 10:06, 10:10 and 10:08 - pretty happy with that.  It felt good.  And although it was great for a little 10 mile run - Today was also the WI Ford Ironman event.  At 7:30 pm the temp is 81 - certainly warmer than the athletes would have preferred.

K-9 Doggie Paddle fundraiser:
This afternoon my son, his girlfriend and I headed to our community pool with our dogs.  This was I think the 3rd annual K-9 doggie paddle.  The pool closed last weekend - but was opened today for dogs to enjoy and boy did our dogs love the water.  This event is a fund raiser for the Police K-9 unit with proceeds going to support the 6 dogs and necessary training.  One of the dogs was there and boy he was well behaved . . . .  There were about a couple hundred other dogs in the pool - but it was not crowded.

Sophie and Nutmeg will sleep well tonight!   I will too!  ;-)
Sophie and Nutmeg ready, get set, go!

Sophie headed back with her ball - Nutmeg still out looking.

Getting back onto the deck was made easy with this floating platforms

Sophie and her pink ball

Even the police on horses were there to enjoy the pool.

The horses seemed to enjoy cooling their legs down in the pool.

1 comment:

  1. You know you're an endurance runner when you use the words "a little 10 mile run" :) Sounds like it was one of those awesome runs!

    How cool that they let the dogs have the pool for the day...it looks like they are having a great time.

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