These Shoes Are Made for Runnin’

April 4th, 2011

I’ve been feeling pretty energetic and inspired the last few days, so I decided to put on my running shoes today and do a little walking.   I actually didn’t expect it to be much since JJ was going with Marcel and I, but I figured it was at least ‘something’.     We’d planned to walk over to the castle, through the park, and then back around to Desere’s to drop of a movie, but right after we got started she messaged me, so we ended up going to her place first.    I paused the Nike + iPod work-out and chatted with her for a few and then headed back out again.   A little over two miles later- we were home.   34 minutes.   Considering that we had to stop to make JJ sit so we could cross streets and such- I don’t think the time was too bad.  

I also had a ‘fellow’ runner for a little while- a little Jack Russell dog that for some reason loves me-   Today he would have followed me home, but I had to stop and take him back to his owners, an elderly lady and her middle-aged son.    That little dog seemed thrilled to be running along beside me and looked up at me as if he were ‘smiling’ the entire time.

It goes without saying that JJ was none too happy about my new found running partner and wanted to catch up with us and snarl at him, but Marcel didn’t let that happen.   So all things considering- I think the work out was a good one.   I was tired and so was JJ- who also ran along beside me when I did actually run.     I do love that the Nike + program gives me a chance to challenge myself to beat my own times- which could be exactly what I need to ‘keep going’.

4 Responses to “These Shoes Are Made for Runnin’”

  1. Scott Park says:

    Running/walking with a friend, be it 2- or 4-legged, is the only way to go. IMO, solo exercising is B O R I N G !! Glad you had a nice day. :)


  2. Bobby says:

    A heart rate monitor is the most valuable piece of equipment you can have when returning to the running game…

    I am glad to be reading this Wizzy!!!


  3. admin says:

    I’m in total agreement with you Scott- I don’t like to run with music playing and I sure don’t want to ‘talk’ but I like knowing there’s someone beside me :)

  4. admin says:

    That is something I need to invest in Bobby- I’ve decided to run / walk every other day and use elliptical and weights on other days- It feels good, so I don’t know why I haven’t done it sooner.


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