So after the scary barking dog fiasco, I went out again today. I was intending to pass the house where I encountered the dog, but as I approached the street I saw a dog (not leashed, of course) and I made a u-turn instead. Really, getting bitten by a dog is one of my worst fears.
I was supposed to do 4/1s for 30 minutes today but somehow I wasn’t able to push myself hard enough to do it. Only did 2.29 km in 18 minutes. Blah.
I’m still not done reading Haruki Murakami’s memoir. One of the last lines I read that struck me was his mantra while running his first ultramarathon in Lake Saroma in Japan: "I am not a human. I am a piece of machinery." Maybe I need to borrow his mantra.