Date Night

Chris and I used to make Wednesday nights our weekly date night at the track, but it’s been a very long time since that happened!   

Chris really wanted to go to the track this week, so I decided to go with him.  It’s a rare occasion these days when our schedules align to be able to work out together, so I definitely try to take advantage when it happens.   

Like a perfect gentleman, he picked me up after work and escorted me to the track. 

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We did a couple mile warm up together, did some drills, then got going into a set of intervals.  Chris hasn’t done speed work in a while (and neither have I!) so we decided on a simple set of 6 800s with 200 recovery.

Off we went!

I broke out the shoes finally for the occasion.
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I could tell during drills I wasn’t going to last very long.  My leg still isn’t feeling 100% when I try to run fast (and I ran 11 miles the night before), so I decided to call it quits after my first 2 800’s.  Meh.  I have a massage scheduled tomorrow and have been going to ART to help work through it, it’s just taking some time to get back into the fast stuff.   

I cooled down and stretched enjoying the spring evening while Chris finished up his set.

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Of course I was all dressed up in my best date attire.

This is what changing into running clothes at work looks like – So. Many. Bags.
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To finish off date night, after dinner we took these cute butts for a walk.  Yes they must walk side by side.

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Definitely a successful date night in our house!

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29 Responses to Date Night

  1. Shannon June 8, 2011 at 9:41 pm #

    It is so cute how your dogs always have to be together

  2. amanda@runninghood June 8, 2011 at 9:54 pm #

    perfect date!! And those shoes!! So beautiful…I want them! :)

  3. Angela @ MyPinkyToes June 8, 2011 at 10:06 pm #

    Awww…what an awesome date night!

  4. Corey @ the runners cookie June 9, 2011 at 3:23 am #

    Date at the track? So cute! It’s great that you guys enjoy working out together :) Hope the leg feels better!

  5. J June 9, 2011 at 4:40 am #

    Did you like those shoes? I have been thinking about getting a pair of lighter shoes for my shorter races. I love the pink.

    • Aron June 9, 2011 at 9:52 am #

      So far so good, I will be doing a review after some more wears in them :)

  6. Susan - Nurse on the Run June 9, 2011 at 5:50 am #

    Awww that’s so cute! Love the date night. :)

  7. Kristy@RunTheLongRoad June 9, 2011 at 5:54 am #

    Sounds like a perfect date night to me!
    Your dogs are adorable. I can’t believe they walk that close together. So stinkin’ cute!!!

  8. Michelle June 9, 2011 at 6:02 am #

    What a perfect date night. I wish I could find a man who would agree to do something like that.

    I’ve never seen dogs walk like that, so adorable.

  9. Amanda @ There Are 2 Sides June 9, 2011 at 6:09 am #

    LOVE this date night! Love your rottie~

  10. marlene June 9, 2011 at 6:11 am #

    Aw, what a nice date night! Sorry that your leg is still bugging you – call call listening to your body. I hope the massage helps.

    AWWW the pups are so cute walking side by side!!

  11. Abby @ Have Dental Floss, Will Travel June 9, 2011 at 6:42 am #

    Best kind of date night is dinner and a run :)

  12. Xaarlin June 9, 2011 at 6:55 am #

    Love the pic of your pups!

  13. Michelle @ Crazy*Running*Legs June 9, 2011 at 7:54 am #

    I think it’s SO cute that you guys have date night at the track :)

  14. Emily June 9, 2011 at 8:17 am #

    good for you for being smart and calling it quits when your leg bothered you! i can’t wait until the rocketship is all healthy again, I’m totally making him do date nights at the track with me!

  15. michele June 9, 2011 at 8:45 am #

    that’s a perfect date night, to me!!

  16. lindsay June 9, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    i love kylie and emma. they are practically siamese sisters! :) hope your leg starts feeling 100% soon.

  17. katie June 9, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    I think puppy butts are hilarious. How did you like the shoes?

    • Aron June 9, 2011 at 9:54 am #

      Liked them so far! Will be doing a review after some more wears in them. Definitely different from the 2150s I am used to!

      • katie June 9, 2011 at 9:56 am #

        Hmmm, I wear the 2150s as well, so I will be anxiously waiting to hear what you have to say. They are adorable, if nothing else. :)

  18. Page June 9, 2011 at 10:13 am #

    I’m totally jealous of this date night!!

  19. Denise June 9, 2011 at 11:17 am #

    sorry about the leg bothering you, i hope it’s nothing serious. don’t push it and get some rest!!

  20. Megan June 9, 2011 at 2:32 pm #

    Ack! Feeling guilty for not going to track night yesterday. That’s when we do it, too. I love your dogs’ walking style. Too funny!!

  21. Kristen (inspiredbydooce) June 9, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

    Awww. That sounds like a great date night.

  22. Jessica June 10, 2011 at 6:22 am #

    I change into my running gear at school a lot and I’m lucky if I can make it through the door with all the bags I have. Luckily, there’s always a student around who will hold the door open for me.

  23. kristen June 10, 2011 at 6:34 am #

    Great date night!

  24. Allison June 10, 2011 at 10:55 am #

    Your dogs are too cute!

  25. Stephanie June 10, 2011 at 1:05 pm #

    Can’t get any better and I love your chosen outfit :)


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