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Sunday, January 21, 2007

2 Miles with Scooter

Saturday was a busy day for me, as I described, I taught in the morning, and then met some friends for lunch and our "free" facial (one friend had dropped her business card and won a free facial for herself and friends, so she invited me along), but the true nature of the facial was to try and get us to buy the products. I just enjoyed the facial, and especially the 10 minute neck, shoulders, and back massage (although, once again the massage therapist said I have unbelievable knots and need regular massages), and I didn't purchase anything.

So, I didn't get home until supper time, but I wanted to get SOME running in before dinner, so I pulled on my running clothes and was about to head out the door when my husband suggested I take Scooter with me. I reluctantly agreed, since running with Scooter can be such a pain, but I leashed him up and we were off!

With Scooter, there's only one speed: full speed ahead. The first tenth of a mile is pure chaos as he jumps and runs in circles and grabs his leash (he gets all tangled up and we have to stop and unwrap the leash from around his body), but then he settles into a beeline down the sidewalk dragging me behind. In the middle, he often slows down to an easy trot and that's when I can run at my own pace, but once we turn around and he knows he's headed for home, it's a sprint to the finish. So, even though we only ran 2 miles, it was a FAST 2 miles. With Scooter, I get my speedwork done!


Neese said...

ok this is kinda random but reading your blog i noticed therapist broken into two words is the rapist, that is freaky lol.

teacherwoman said...

Sounds like Scooter is a great "personal trainer"!

Running Rabbit said...

Okay...well that soesn't sound like much fun! HOW ARE you able to resist buying anything???

Firefly's Running said...

Nice job to you AND Scooter!