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Chasing the Spark Wagon

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

So I walked yesterday at lunch dodging rain drops. Walking at work is easy for me as I usually NEED to get away from the office about half way through the day. If I’m out walking, no one can find me and bother me with “just one little thing”. (What actually happened to having a real lunch time?).

So the rain really came on full force as I was leaving work. The dog I was scheduled to train cancelled (we wanted to do leash work, not swimming). So I was home by 4:15 with nothing scheduled. Hubby made bean tostadas and we sat down to eat. On goes the TV.
I looked up at a broken hearted dog. She actually whined a bit and laid down.

“Tazzy, it’s raining.” (Excuse.)

From boy child’s room I hear, “No it’s not mom. Should I let her out?”

I said “no “and got up to let the dogs out. It was humid but with a nice breeze. Basically it was beautiful out. I just stood there for a minute trying to figure out what my problem was. I was wasting a nice afternoon/early evening on tostadas and TV? Was I really ok with that?

“Ok, girl – walk only.” I looked at hubby and told him he could have my tostadas, I would make fresh when I got back. See you in an hour.

Ten minutes later I was out the door. I had to turn around and ditch the sweatshirt, it was too warm! Next thing I knew I was jogging. Tazzy was keeping a nice even pace. Ok, I’ll run a bit. First mile was nice and easy. Second mile good too, we hit the turnaround (1.5 mark) without incident. Then the clouds opened up. But the rain felt good and we did have to get home.

I didn’t start to “feel” anything until we were a bit past the 2 mile mark on the big hill to come home. My legs were a bit tired and I was getting a bit of a stitch in my side. I could have stopped. I know Tazzy would have. I haven’t run in while, I had the excuses! They flooded my mind. Tazzy started to slow.

“No girl, get up!” (Get up is her command to keep moving.) I kept going, pushed out all 3 miles in just a smidgen under 30 minutes. When I came through the door, I called hubby up front and he helped me get a good stretch done. My right calf is feeling it a bit today but nowhere near as bad as it could be.

I was delighted with my time. No too out of breathe and felt good. You know, runner’s high is an amazing thing. All your problems just fade away after a really good run. I made a much more nutritious dinner – black bean burger with light American cheese and peas.

I was craving peanut butter horribly later, so I did go over calorie. I always CRAVE peanut butter after running. I just wasn’t thinking when I ate earlier.

So, all in all, it was a much better day. I won’t say I’m back. I’m still looking at ways/reasons NOT to do things, but I think I’ve caught back up to the wagon. Hopefully I can jump back on today.

Warm Wags.
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WARRIORFIT1 3/12/2013 1:35PM

    Glad you had a good day!

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JUMPINJULIE 2/1/2013 3:33PM

    I love peanut butter. Running is so much fun. Hopefully the leap on to the wagon won't hurt.

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KEIKOS_MUM 2/1/2013 7:23AM

    ok forgive my ignorance here....... what are /is tostadas, and i am glad you are feeling better. emoticon

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VTRICIA 1/31/2013 9:50PM

    Go Tazzy! Go Kitty!

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CATHYGETSFIT 1/31/2013 8:39PM

    emoticon Glad to hear that you got out of the house for a walk which turned into a run! Yay for making better choices for dinner! You're beginning to sound like the Kitty I use to know.

You should try getting some natural peanut butter. I don't know if it's any better as far as calories go but it's better for you than the other stuff.

Glad to hear that you've caught up to the wagon even if you aren't on it yet. I know you will be soon though! Just remember how good it felt to get out and walk then run!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LANA2520 1/31/2013 12:56PM

    sound emoticon do it one day at a time

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A-NEW-TARA 1/31/2013 10:48AM

    Great job, Kitty!! Keep it going and you'll be lapping the wagon emoticon
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NILLAPEPSI 1/31/2013 7:31AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Remember that "runner's high" feeling. It'll keep you coming back over & over.

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CELESTE_B 1/31/2013 6:04AM

    emoticon Tazzy sounds like an excellent personal trainer!

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CANDYCANE2B 1/30/2013 10:26PM

    That's an awesome run!!! You got me beat! Wow, over 3 miles!

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TWEETYKC00 1/30/2013 7:58PM

    That is a big step back in the right direction, now time to make a few more!

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JUSTME29 1/30/2013 7:52PM

    Good for you. it's amazing how great a good workout can make us feel. It's like somewhere along the way we've allowed our brains and bodies to become programmed to sit as much as possible and block out the memory of how good moving feels. Something I desperately need to remind myself of right about now, so thank you for the reminder.

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JAXMOMMY 1/30/2013 7:45PM

    Yay You! That Furry Personal Trainer will accept no excuses! Good for you both! The wagon is there when you are ready!

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SKEEWEE2MEK 1/30/2013 6:29PM

    emoticon emoticon Sometimes we just have to take that first step...

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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/30/2013 6:26PM

    Great descriptive blog. Thanks for taking me along on your run. Unfortunately, you burned the calories and I didn't burn any. Glad to hear you had a good run, cleared your head and made some great food choices for dinner. I'm hearing some of the Kitty I've come to know. You're certainly closing in the gap on that wagon. Now get on girl!!! We're not waiting for you. But don't you hear use all cheering you on from the wagon. Come on, Kitty, come on.

Maria

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1EMMA2011 1/30/2013 6:19PM

    I felt as though I was running along side you guys!! What a great blog! So happy for you!!!

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LESLIELENORE 1/30/2013 6:05PM

    emoticon Glad you are getting your mojo back!

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-AMANDA79- 1/30/2013 4:07PM

    Good work! I've never ran in the rain. Probably because it rarely rains here!!

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CASEYSAUER 1/30/2013 4:05PM

    So happy to see that things are turning around even when it rains! emoticon

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LYDDIECAT 1/30/2013 4:05PM

    Great job listening to what YOU (and Tazzy!) really want. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CONFIDENTLY_FIT 1/30/2013 3:54PM

    Way to get that run in! Don't ya just love the runs that almost didn't happen??

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_LINDA 1/30/2013 3:33PM

    Sounds wonderful! Way to go!! Peanut butter is at least a good for you food to go over on calories with!!
Keep up the fabulous work!

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1CRAZYDOG 1/30/2013 3:26PM

    OMG, what is it with peanut butter! I do my walks and @ the end of the day, that's what I crave too! Moderation . . . that's the big thing I have to keep in mind. In my "unhealthier days" I probably could demolish a small container of peanut butter myself. Sheesh!

Well, glad you won the argument with the negative voices. That's what it's all about! Keep it up.

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TORTISE110 1/30/2013 3:07PM

    Can tell you are just warming up! emoticon

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MERRY_XMAS 1/30/2013 2:00PM

    I'm sure you'll find your spirit! You kind of already did!
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BEAUTY_WITHIN 1/30/2013 1:58PM

    Great job! Glad you enjoyed your run!

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SPTERRIV 1/30/2013 1:45PM

    Good for you- sounds exhilarating! Sometimes our pets know better than we do, I guess. :)

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ANATASHIKI 1/30/2013 1:42PM

    I hear you with the pb . I crave it too lately and I eat it every day or almost every day with oatmeal but I track it before eating so there's no problem. so why don't you let some spare calories for it daily?and nice day btw emoticon

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