Wednesday, September 07, 2011
I didn't do as many minutes of exercise today, but what I did was higher intensity than yesterday, so it all evens out. I went out without the dog this evening, and greatly increased the speed that my walking buddy and I set. I love walking with the pooch, but he slows me down. I have been having trouble with my left ankle when I walk on the treadmill, so I think I will have to spend more time doing my walking outdoors. My ankle doesn't bother me nearly as much when I walk on sidewalks. (Grump. grump)
My dog managed to charm the groomers today, and he got the bonus of playing with the beagle who hangs out there... for two hours. I have to find more dogs for him to play with as he thoroughly enjoys socializing. He is a pretty gregarious pup, though he is a laudable lap dog too.
Tomorrow I am going shopping for another package to the soldier in the Middle East that I "adopted". I missed sending one last month, as i ran out of money what with the expenses of adopting Cooper. I decided I had to send one this month as a kind of tribute for the tenth anniversary of 9/11. I feel good about sending the packages, and have heard from the soldier that I send the care packages to, letting me know how appreciated they are... which makes me feel good (useful). I am also putting together a care package for my eldest niece who just started her Sophomore year at George Washington University. She has an actual kitchen this year so we are sending her mostly food items, including spices. It looks to be a busy day tomorrow!