Leah O. and Leah B.
Leah O. and her hubby have two bull terrior dogs. I've always been terrified of animals, especially dogs. I don't know if something terrible happened to me as a child or what but I've always been this way. I have serious anxiety problems when I see a loose dog while I'm running. Or even if I hear one barking. My heart races, my legs speed up, and I literally have chest pain. Not good. Our friends know how I feel about dogs and they graciously always keep them away. Well, I got brave because I saw how sweet they were with everyone else and how playful they were. So, we let them in and they ran around and we were all having a grand old time.
The two bull terrior dogs giving Jerry some loving.
When the sweet puppies gave me some love by jumping all over me, this is what happened....
Yep, I got punched with a paw. Look closely and you can see the paw print. This picture was taken the next day. I know they were only playing and they weren't being aggressive but this doesn't help with my dog anxiety problem! I'm really not afraid of these two dogs but I am terrified when I see a stray or loose dog while out running. Seriously, how do I get over the fear of dogs while running? Should I carry pepper spray?
Tonight I went for a lovely run in the beautiful Fairhope, AL. I ran around the cute downtown area, around the parks, and along the bay. The sun was beginning to set on the water and the sky was pastel purple, pink, and blue. It was perfect! I ran 5.5 miles and it was hot and even hillier than what I normally run. And, my right leg was a bit sore from those nasty bruises. My overall pace was 8:58 which is a little slower than usual but that's okay considering all the hills.
On my way home I stopped by The Coffee Loft and bought some of their delicious iced coffee.
For dinner I made Boca veggie burgers. Oh my gosh, they are so good and good for you! For dessert I cut up a gala apple and put cinnamon and stevia over it and baked it. It was exactly what I needed to top off my tank. It was so easy and delicious!
I found the recipe at Calee and Rainie's blog, Be Well.