Wednesday, April 23, 2008

walking, running and dogs...

Had a great walk this morning. There are normally 4 of us that walk, but one is out of town and one "called in sick" so it was just the two of us. The two who started first together. Was nice. Though I did miss the other two.

We tried doing more of the c25k. This was her first try at it, though she's a little more in shape than I am and weighs about 40 pounds lighter than I do, so it wasn't that bad for her the first time like it was for me. Still, we just did 4 sets of 60 seconds running and 90 seconds walking.

I think I'll do it again Friday morning and just keep it to 4 sets. It ends up being a total of 4 minutes running and 6 minutes walking. Sounds so measly when I say it like that. But in the grander scheme of things, 4 minutes is HUGE.

I'm not afraid to run any more. I was totally relaxed this morning and felt great at the end of every run. I'm sure I could do all 8 sets. But I don't want to push it. The last thing I want to do is burn out on this or go to fast that I get hurt or start hating it.

I had an okay day yesterday. Work is going smoothly. I had Cracker Barrel for lunch (egg beaters, turkey sausage and bran muffin - I know, for lunch, right?) and then a roasted chicken with mashed potatoes and green beans for dinner. Was probably too much food. No, i know it was too much food. But at least it was high in protein and fiber. I was up a half a pound from yesterday morning, but I'm not worried about it.

I gotta tell you a funny story about my puppies. I have two pups, a Chihuahua and a Lab/Sheppard mix. The little one is about 9 lbs and the big one is about 90 lbs. Big dog LOVES to eat little dog's food so we have to keep it up and little guy can only eat when one of us is in the room guarding him. So yesterday I was siting there waiting for him to get done eating and I see big dog laying about 3 feet behind the little guy as he eats. Like she's just sitting there waiting to get his food. So the little guy likes to flick his tiny food pieces out of his bowl one at a time then he goes and chases the food piece and eats it. A little eating game he plays with himself. So he starts doing that and a little piece of food flings behind him and before he can see where it went, it landed between big dogs paws. So they both look at it for a second. Big dog says "thank you food god for sending me morsels from heaven". Little dog says "crap, how am I going to get that piece of food now!". So big dog eats it and looks up at little dog who has a look of total amazement on his face. So little guy walks back over to his bowl and does the EXACT SAME THING. Same dilemma, same look on their faces and big dog eats it. This goes on two more times before little guy sits down and looks at big guy for a second, probably saying to himself "okay, no more, you're not getting another bite". Then he stops flicking his food out of his bowl. Was weird seeing him eat his food out of his bowl. He'll usually only do that when he's absolutely starved. I think he was afraid of losing one more precious bit of food.

Was the funniest thing to watch. Dogs are cool to watch and get a chuckle out of!


Donna said...

Hahahahahaha, That's an awesome story about your dogs, thanks for sharing. :)

And way to keep up with jogging for the C25k. There's no need to rush things. Horray for us!

Cara said...

You are doing great on your runs! That is not measely for a beginer at all. I was DYING when I first started interval running. If you push to hard you could get injured and then go back to square one and no one wants to do that. You are doing it right and pretty fantastic!!

haha my pup does the same thing with his food. haha. that is such a cute story!