I started back to some running in May. I actually started on the ellipitical. After a few ellipitical workouts I predictably got bored and decided to take the dog out for some jog/walking….
Teulu has loved it. In the morning when he sees me getting ready, and I pick up the leash eh starts to wag his entire behind, not just the tail. He no longer looks quite so sad.
Teulu is a great screen for Jog/Walk. Because if I really have to stop and walk, well, I am just walking the dog! Not a running fool who can not run. An added bonus is that he is back on regular dog food which he likes much better than the weight control stuff.
I'm still having a lot of ankle issues, but, for the most part, the achilles is staying attached.
I finally got brave enough today to go for a run without the pup. He is great fun, but tends to really slow up and also have to stop for the bathroom frequently. Not surprisingly, I took about a minute off my mile time. I think though I will continue to take him for a lot of workouts as he is really enjoying himself and it is good for his health. I mean, I am not running a race every day and so, a few runs that are slow due to stopping to inspect the flowers will probably not affect me too much.
I also got brave enough to step on the scale. man I wish I had not. It was painful. I tell you, shocking and painful. Hopefully….seeing the number will put the fear of fat in me….
I don't want to look like a super model, but I sure do want to fit all of my clothing appropriately and not go out and buy more.
Plus, the less weight I carry the faster I can run. I think I might surprise myself if I can get rid of the pounds that have really really insidiously came to me….
I am looking at starting to run in races again as a motivation. No plans to win, just to run with others. There is a race that appeals in Orlando at the end of June and another that I really want to do at the end of July…..
We'll see….I start night shift and have not done that in 2 years. It may throw me off, but I think it should be alright. Last time I did nights, I did some pretty good running… and had one spectacularly bad 5K Thanksgiving race. we'll see. Right now I am happy to be moving.