Spa day & lakefront run

My corgis needed a good bath. We clean their paws every time they come back from a walk and I bathe them when they got really dirty. I also use a FURminator. But once in a while, they go to the groomer’s and enjoy the doggy spa time. Today was the spa day for Jeter and Cappy. Last week I called the ‘Bark Bark Club’ to schedule their bath & brush appointment. It’s a bit of a drive to go to BBC but they do a really good job and the groomers love my corgis. When I tried to find a good dog groomer, I found out that some groomers don’t know about the corgi breed. BBC groomers knew about corgis and they got so many good reviews. It’s been about 3 years since I first took Jeter there and I am always satisfied with their job. And Jeter and Cappy love to go there too.

This morning, after I dropped my husband off, I took my corgis to BBC. Then I drove to the lakefront to run. It was such a beautiful day. It felt different running along the lakefront. There are always many runners, walkers and bike riders. You can feel their energy more. I love the Forest Preserve Bike Trail but you can’t beat the Chicago skyline and the lake. The lakefront was the place I ran before. I mean BC, Before Corgis 🙂 I took Jeter to the lakefront a couple of time but the lakefront is a better place to run when I run by myself. It is narrower, more crowded, and no shade. I feel much more comfortable with my corgis at the Forest Preserve Bike Trail. So today was my chance to enjoy the lakefront. I planned to run about 2 miles. But I ended up running 4.5 miles. It felt great and the lake was so beautiful. I just didn’t want to stop. I couldn’t resist. My quad was good. No soreness at all 🙂 I still coughed several times but not that bad. I was aware that I didn’t run many miles recently so I tried not to give too much stress to my legs. That was why I stopped at 4.5 miles. I wish I could have run more though. But the thing is I had a good run. And that made me happy.

After the run, I came back home and cleaned my corgis many beds. After I took a shower, I got a phone call from BBC. “Jeter and Cappy are ready.” I went there and picked them up. My corgis look/smell so nice.

My happy, clean, and nice smell corgis 🙂

When we came back home, Jeter and Cappy fell asleep.

Sleeping beauty Cappy.  (Jeter was sleeping in his ‘sanctuary’ crate)

I think they enjoyed their doggy spa day just as much as I enjoyed my lakefront run 🙂


Back in the game

I’m back to running. This morning, I went to the Forest Preserve Bike Trail with Jeter. It was a gorgeous day. Blue sky and bright sunshine. But the temperature went up pretty fast. After 2 miles, Jeter started to slow down and his tongue was hanging out. I gave him water frequently and let him run on the grass. I will bring his cooling vest next time.

We finished our run at 3 miles. It was an easy shake-up run. According to Hal Higdon’s training program, today is for ‘stretch & strengthen’. I just needed to run a short run today after having a week of no running. There was no pain or soreness in my quad and I was very happy about that 🙂

On the way back home, I stopped at ‘Bark Bark Club’ for Jeter’s nail trimming. He loves that place. As soon as we went in, his nub started to wiggle like crazy 🙂 While I was waiting for Jeter to come out, I bought a bag of beef ribs. That is one of my corgis’ favorite treats. All natural 100% beef spare ribs with no hormones and no antibiotics. They are not stinky and they don’t splinter. Jeter and Cappy will enjoy them tonight 🙂

Cappy was whining this morning when I took Jeter with me. But she will be off from running for few more days until her paw pad heals completely. It already started to look much better but there is no reason to rush. When Jeter and I came back home, Cappy was so happy to see us. She played with Jeter for a while and took a nap near Jeter when he started to doze off. I think she missed Jeter while we were out.