Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Takes Me to My Limits

The other night I was taking the Kylie on our evening walk and she kept jerking ahead. Someone needs to teach that damn dog how to heel.

After about five minutes of her shit and being tired of it, I decided to run for a bit.

Now's about as good a time as any to mention I don't run. Like, at all. I jiggle enough as-is, running is like Santa's wiggly laugh on steroids and bringing new meaning to "I don't think you're ready for this jelly."

So I decide, just 20 steps. I'll run for 20 steps. That will be enough to make the dog mind.

On step 18 I decided, hey! This is fun! Let's go for another 20!

On step 37 I decided, easy peasy! Let's go some more!

On step 60 I decided, okay, we're good here. Let's walk.

The puppy? She didn't mind. She enjoyed the running. Of course she did, damn dog.

After walking a minute or two, I decided to run another 60 steps. After two more minutes, I did it again. Then rinse, repeat, and do again for 30 minutes.

By then, I was dragging that damn dog.

The next day I was amazingly euphoric. My chest, legs, hips and arms (arms? WTF?) fucking huuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrttttt.

10 comments:

Rachel said...

Whoo Hoo! Good for you!! That's how I started in January doing run/walk intervals.

Skye said...

You're making me tired.

mommymae said...

good for you. keep it up. you never know how far you can go until you get there.

monica said...

yeah... who said sport is good for you?

(for your mind? yes, the body? not so much!)

Adrienne said...

A good sweat always helps my spiderwebs in my head@

patrice said...

wow!

house on hill road said...

the arms? my guess is from dragging the dog.

ROLLERWRITER said...

Congrats! good for you and good for the doggie. But you have got to get a Halti or some other similar harness to save your arms (even if you don't run). A head harness on a dog lets younger ones walk the dog too -safely. Everyone including the dog is happier!

Angelina said...

I want to jog- jogging used to feel good. But now I'm too heavy to jog, it hurts my joints too much. I'm very impressed!

Anonymous said...

I have a Black Lab that was a monster when I'd take her for a walk and then I got her a harness from PetSmart called I think. Easy Walk. They are the same company that makes the Gentle Leader. She can still tug a bit but not nearly as much. I highly recommend it.