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S2S Day 9 - Owie

Monday, May 11, 2009

Stayed up all night. Didn't mean to, I played an online game and stayed up until 04, then couldn't get to sleep and read. Had to mail off 2 more mooched books. Should have mailed them Saturday before the rates went up, but I was tired, and forgot about the rate increase.

Got back, walked the pups 2 miles while it was cool. Actually jogged again twice for 2 minutes each during the walk. Got back, did the Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp lower body resistance band video, and the challege for today - the hips, glutes, & thighs video. I can feel the burn in my butt (yeah, but it's a GOOD pain - hah!)

I'd sorta planned to go to the moving picture show to see either Star Trek or Wolverine. Guess that won't be happening soon - I'm rapidly losing focus - better sleep after I shower. There's an old Southern saying: "Horses sweat, men perspire, and ladies are all aglow." I am really glowing.

  
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KARITIGER 5/14/2009 1:12PM

    LOL great picture once again .. hehe I've so done that before.. My son got me playing World of Warcraft and it can be very engrossing.. I try to log off now when I get tired so that I enjoy my mornings and get my workout done.. playing is a reward for a day well spent.. so I'm trying not to let myself get too addicted.. even if I do pay 15 a month I need more in my life than wasting away in front of a pc....

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Hot Doggie

Monday, May 11, 2009

Took the pups to dog class this afternoon - slow walk over to Petsmart since it was nearly 90. The other owners & dogs didn't show up, so we had a private class. We worked on "go to your bed" (blanket), and tricks - dance & twirl (since Shalako dances on her hind legs a lot anyway), and jump thru the hoop. I didn't think Shalako would do jumping, since she doesn't even like to jump over my shoes that are in her way. I was expecting Samurai to shine, and he did, my little jumping pop-up puppy. Shalako jumped, too! She really wanted the treats. The trainer held a hula hoop low, barely off the ground to start. We held treats on the other side, told Samurai "thru", and both of them jumped. She repeated the jump at the level a few times, then slowly raised the hoop. When it reached above her shoulder level, Shalako stopped jumping over and went under several times. She'd decided enough was enough. Samurai jumped several more times, then quit, too. Let them play with toys a few minutes, then class was over.

Walked back fairly slowly, since it was hot. Shalako kept going into shaded areas under the bushes along the way and planting her feet. I carried her for several minutes, then just let her pause under the bushes. She thought she was sly. Don't know what we're gonna do as it gets hotter. It's already hit 100 in parts of New Mexico.

Since I'd gotten to sleep @ 04, and was rudely awakened @ 08 by Samurai jumping on my chest, I took a nap after class. Took the pups for a 1 mile walk at sundown. Shally did better, while Samurai was just as brain-dead as ever. There are more motorcycles on the road wih the nice weather, and he challenges them all.

Just finished Day 8 S2S Bootcamp workout (cardio kickboxing). Used my dumb bells for some upper body workouts. Good day all around.


This is how Shalako would prefer to do the walks from now on.

  
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KARITIGER 5/14/2009 1:13PM

    Cute dog! hehe love the pet bed.. heheh very cute.. way to go you.. your a good dog Mom...lucky dogs! emoticon

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I Need Pilates Training

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Wow - I just completed day 7's S2S Pilates based abs workout. I'm terrible at it, but muddled thru as best I could. Samurai thinks when I'm on the floor, it's playtime. He kept jumping into my face, all excited. I laughed so hard I had to restart the video. I think I need someone to actually show me the moves. I had to do the baby steps version on several of them.

Yesterday's challenge was to cut back on caffiene. I had half my usual coffee - I felt a little foggy, and started sucking down tea. Today's exta challenge was to increase water - got 3 quarts in -2 quarts before I left work. (slosh) Actually, I just double checked, and it was to get at least 8 cups in. Oh, well.

Walked the pups the neighborhood walk that's 3.2 miles. Had to pick up Shalako for 4 minutes. Didn't jog today - the sidewalks have more driveway cutouts, and many broken places. I really didn't want to trip. Both pups were scatterbrained today - Samurai kept pulling out and Shalako lagging behind.

  
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KARITIGER 5/14/2009 1:15PM

    That's awesome! I'm slogging through Jillian Michaels.. its tough so I alternate hers and Leslie Sansones.. 2 mile.. I might just try 3 mile next.. I might be ready.. I can always shut her off if I cant.. lol love the power! emoticon

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RENA1965 5/10/2009 12:53AM

    If you like this type of exercise enroll at the local gym for a few classes so you get improved technique. Get a in the live skin trainer to help you not muddle your way through it, pilates and yoga need the person knowing what they are doing to avoid injuries.. Keep up the hard work, but be safe okay..

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Downloading Problems

Friday, May 08, 2009

I tried to download S2S Bootcamp Day 6 upper body resistance video last night at work. I started before midnight (10 or so) for a 7 minute video. Got automatically disconnected at one point. Had to start over, running back in to jiggle the cursor every once & a while. Still took 2 more hours. Being a sucker for punishment, I also redownloaded day 5's video. Whee. Luckily, it wasn't busy. Great last couple of nights.

So, anyway, 0400, I'm in the triage office y myself.. I did both the upper and lower body resistance bands workouts - twice! I like these. The ab workout the other day was a killer, but these are fun. Look at me, I'm enjoying working out. Check the temperature in Hades, I think it's about to freeze over.

Got home, took the pups for the 2 mile walk again. Shalako kept planting her little feet while Samurai dragged her. I finally got a clue about 15 minutes out - took them off the coupler and put them on separate leads. She was MUCH happier. Jogged again twice for about 2 minutes each (yep, Hades is definately cooling off). At one point, Samurai and I went left around a light pole, and Shalako decided to go right. Oops.

Time for sleep. Y'all take care.

  
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TANDABAT 5/10/2009 12:52AM

    I have the same problem with my dogs when I use the dual leash. One of them just runs here and there after the birds and prairie dogs and the other just wants to walk! Forward! Without stopping! He gets so frustrated when they're connected. Last time I did it, he just stopped at looked at me like, "Mom, please make her stop it. This is nuts." I ended up carrying him for most of the walk because I didn't have a separate leash for him.

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HIKER52 5/8/2009 5:03PM

    Good for you! So far I have been doing only cardio. My resistance bands are packed in a box somewhere in our garage...I've attempted to locate the bands, but no luck. You know what happens when you can't find something you're looking for....you go out and purchase new ones and then a couple of days later you find the originals. Anyway, I need to get on the ball (no pun intended) and find some strength training exercises. emoticon

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Day 5 S2S Bootcamp

Thursday, May 07, 2009

I did the lower body band workout for bootcamp at work. The work computers wouldn't let me see the videos. Finally got out my personal PC laptop, hooked it up to a dialup, and got the video. Took more than 15 minutes to download the video - kept freezing and starting. Finally, finally go it downloaded. I'd taken my resistance band in - whipped the video out and was surprised by how well it went. Yeah! I think tonight, I'll hook it up somewhere out of the way, download the new video, and do it later. Actually had a really good night.

Got home and walked the pups 50 minutes (2.1 miles) to my MP3. Actually jogged 4 minutes - walked a lot, jogged a minute, walked a lot more. Pups thought I'd lost my mind - especially poor Shalako. Samurai thought it was a new game and dragged her along. Rapidly going brain dead here now. ZZZZZzzzzzzzz.

  


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