Thursday, November 18, 2010

Snow Vibes Please

Well, no luck in finding the Maragarita or Cola flavoured Clif Shot Bloks.  I even contacted the company and they couldn't tell me where to find them.  They basically just said 'you can find our products here, not sure if they carry those flavours'.  Hmmm, not really impressed with that reply.  You would think they would know the answer to that kind of question.

I didn't get to posting yesterday ... busy day at work (darn work, getting in the way of EVERYTHING!).  But I've been active.

Tuesday night my running friend couldn't make it so I decided to go alone.  I took along another "pal" for companionship and protection.

This picture is from last year.  I've been taking my "big dog" on a few runs lately and am aiming to take her at least once a week from now on.  She still gets stupid excited when we start off, but she settles in faster everytime I take her and she's getting fitter.  The first 1/2 mile is dicey though as she darts in front of me and charges off in any given direction, yanking me along for the ride.  She spotted another dog coming towards us and I had to anchor myself to hold her back as she was so eager to play.  She acts like a total puppy and wants to play with every dog she sees, but is trained and very protective of her family so I feel quite secure running alone with her.  We did 5 miles together.  She was good for 4 and needed a little encouragement to keep up on the last one. 

Wed night I met up with a couple friends and we did another night trail run.  It was the perfect night for it, crips, clear and we didn't spot any spooky characters this time.

This morning was a swim session and I kicked it up a notch.  Last week was 4 sets of 500M and this week was 1 set x 500M, 1 set x 1000M, and then 1 more set x 500M.  It kicked my pa-toodie!  I faded bad at the end of that 1000M set and then the last 500M set I dragged my butt.  But I'm glad I challenged myself.  It's good to get out of your comfort zone.

Tomorrow I may take a much needed rest day ... unless of course it snows (which IS in the forecast).  If it snows I'm off to work for my husband and will be shovelling - hopefully for hours.  While I could use the rest, we could use the money more so I'm REALLY hoping we get some snow this weekend.  Your 'snow vibes' would be greatly appreciated!!!  I also need repair vibes as my husband is having some technical difficulties with some of the snow removal equipment and he's scrambling trying to fix it.

Keep Active!



Ex Yo-Yo Dieter Debbie said...

Love the pic! I didn't realize you are swimming, too. Holy cow!

Sending snow and repair vibes your way...all the way from Moscow (where there is no snow and everything is in disrepair) ha!

kimert said...

You would think that company could have at least offered to send you some free samples of those flavors or something! lol

That pic is great!
Sending you lots of snow vibes!

Marlene said...

Alright, snow vibes coming your way! ~*~*~*~*~*~*~ (see the snow flakes?) Just make sure you keep it out there... I am not ready yet!

Love your running companion!

Nej said...

I can't wait to start taking Sam, our black lab, running with me. I tried it when she was younger, and she loved it...but I've read in a couple of different places that I shouldn't take her until she's 18-24 months old (she just had her 1 year bday a couple weeks ago). I know hubby will feel much better once I can start taking her. :-)

Way to go on the swimming!! (jealous!!)

Fran said...

I haven't heard many people who actually want snow :lol: but I will sent some vibes your way, as long as we don't have it I'm fine.

You have a beautiful dog. Do you keep her on the leash when you go out with her? I went twice with Bella and although she can keep up with me, she's too much in the play mode. I'll wait a few more months and then try it again and hopefully she stays at my side then. We have dog runs here too and it would be fun to do that with her but your dog has to be at least 1 and she isn't that yet.

ajh said...

Darn work! I want to go shopping tomorrow but wait........first I need to earn the money so I can shop!

Anonymous said...

That pic of you and your pup is adorable!! :) Sounds like you have been a busy lady, in and out of the gym. I'm sending you lots of snowy vibes right now! :)