Thursday, November 14, 2013

A treadmill with fur

Tanner day 1We have a dog!!!
My friend Des's sweet little boy has severe asthma and the dog was making it much, much worse. The doctor told her it was best to rehome the dog for the sake of his breathing and I saw her post his picture on a few facebook pages. 
We had already planned to foster a rescue dog and figured now was a good time. I contacted her and she was very forthcoming with the pros and the cons of his personality. Great with kids and dogs, stays in the crate, only like soft toys. 
Cesar Millan, The Dog Whisperer, is a staple at this house so we knew we had to take him for a walk. Living on base, Des's house was the perfect location. As soon as we stepped onto the sidewalk kids went whizzing by, strange noises came from bikes or scooters, cars drove right next to us and through it all  he was unfazed. Great.
Getting him home was fine. To cement the relationship between dog and man, as we were told he follows Des around (and therefore probably me also), I had DH take him for a walk while I unpacked his stuff from the truck. It was at this time I managed to lose control of the full dog bowl and toss it all over the inside of the truck and out on to the driveway. What a mess. At least it was dry. The dog did not want to walk without me (aw!) but he did just fine.
So the idea at the moment is I will walk the dog when I get home from work and DH will walk when he gets home at 8 am. I'm bored with the gym, mostly tired after working all day (see other post on the semantics debate) and with it being so dark at night. With the dog I have to walk him. It's like the commercial, a treadmill with fur. It was a cute ad to adopt a dog.  And he walks just fine so far even with the other dogs being walked after work. 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Why I Rock Mondays

Because I am badass.


(via craytonc)
That looks like fun.

Badass chick autoreblog
(She is not a badass because of the size of the weapon, it's the lower hardware. Zipline harness? Weapon holster....??? Where do I get some of that to walk around in, oh yeah....)

Ok so I get the motivation to go run last Monday after work. Pack all my clothes to change into and grab the C25K sheet off the treadmill.

At some point I put that piece of paper down and the day moved on.

I get to the gym and no paper to look at to know when to walk and when to run.

I was all on my own with my amazing memory.

If you know me, it's not always so amazing. And looking at how much, or how little, really, that I have run in the past few years, I would have given up.

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But I was motivated. I knew it was a 5 min warm up then run 2.5 minutes then walk then run and so on until a 5 min cool down. These brand new gym treadmills are AH-MA-ZING! Much faster pick up and slow down. I love it and was thinking of what I needed to give up to save up for one of these babies.

I kept my speed a bit slower to try to stay on as long as possible after so little activity lately. I ran about 2-3 min and then walked 2-3 mins, no more, no less, until min 30 came and went. Going a bit slower I was under my usual mile mark.

But damgamit, I was proud of myself! I made it to the gym, I changed, I got on the treadmill, and I ran.

Who rocks? Yeah, that's me!