I’m off every Friday with my current position at work. This is the day I usually get all my chores for the week done, random errands, appointments and a good workout. As I’ve mentioned I’ve signed up for a half marathon. It’s not till February, but I am in training as I’m a tad out of running shape right now due to my lazy/un-motivational summer. I usually deal with a few injuries when I’m training as well so the earlier I start, the earlier I can fix the injury and keep training. Anyhow Friday I set out on a run with my bestest running partner Koda.
I was only planning on doing about 5km or so, but once we got to about 4km I took a path that led us to this great off leash forested area, where I’ve run before, but never realized was an off leash because I didn’t have Koda then. It’s a great path because it’s not just flat. There’s little hills and some short steeper hills. So when I came to a bigger hill, Koda and I would run up and down it once or twice. I also remembered there were stairs further down the path so Koda and I went to find them and did the stairs 4 times. Ok well I did the stairs 4 times. Koda did them 3 times and then ran to this nearby creek to get a drink while I ran the fourth time. Then we ran back out of the forest and headed home. In total we did 10km in just over an hour. I really don’t care what my time is because after being sick and having issues running 5km last weekend I was worried I couldn’t’ run for more than 5km. I was also kind of worried about the half marathon I signed up for. Thinking “shit if I’m having troubles running 5km how am I going to do 21.1?” Well that 10k put those fears to rest. I have weeks to train still and I have a running partner who will gladly run any time I want. PLUS I am running the half with my old blogging partner Jill so once she’s back from a month-long trip she will also want to train with me.
Saturday Koda and I got out for a faster paced 4km run. Still slower than I usually am, but faster than my average pace of the 10km so that’s good. I also met up with some friends later in the day at a dog park and forgot to track how many km we walked. Koda loves the exercise and so do I. He really is great motivation for me to stay fit. People keep telling me that Koda’s lost weight, put on muscle and looks great. So I think all the running/walking we’re doing is benefiting both of us. Now just to get the husband on board.
I’m off to play ball hockey now and then hit the dog park. Loving my exercised filled weekends, now to get the exercise to happen after work during the weekdays.
What are you doing to be active today?