We’re having lots of fun dog-sitting Ace for a week while our friends are on holiday. He’s actually helping me to stick to the fitness challenge!
It took him a few days to get used to our crazy household but I’m not so sure the guinea pigs are used to his friendly face within a metre of their cage! The kids are loving it and have been with me on many morning runs/bikes/scoots. I asked them what the best thing was about having ace:
Charlie: he keeps me company
Poppy: when he hops on the couch and licks me
Ruby: when he hops on the couch and I get to lie down with him and he licks me
Ella: he never disobeys me and stops at every road and he snuggles with me
There have been fights over holding his lead and, more surprisingly, fights over picking up pooh! I wonder if the novelty would wear off if we had our own Ace….
The challenge is to run every day in December and the rules are 25 minutes or 5k whichever comes first. This all sounds good in theory, it’s not that far, 25 mins is short but, EVERY day is non-negotiable.
I have my nephew, Ryan Donaldson, my husband and my inability to pass up a challenge to thank for this!
So I went into it knowing full well there would be hurdles along the way, days when running was furthest from my mind but I’m still going and its day 22!
The first few were not fast and I looked anything but athletic, then it got a little easier and now I feel exhausted and a bit achy. Last Sunday evening involved a 10pm run after a few vinos (I convinced Uncle Harry to accompany me on the bike – safety first!) and yesterday morning Poppy & Rubes rode their bikes alongside me….it’s the little things that keep the legs going!
Is it too early to start counting down????