After class today, I stopped by my local running store, and picked up a few necessities. First on the list? Shoes. My old pair has about 300 miles on them, so it was time to pick up a new pair; thankfully, the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 7 have been discontinued so that means they were on sale! Sweet. Next on the list? Socks. 2 pairs -- check. Shot bloks, black cherry -- check. New tube of body glide -- check. Sports bra (also on sale) -- check. The bra is an exact duplicate of one I bought a few months ago, and I love it. So, now that I'm all set up with loot, I'm gonna go...read. What? You thought I was gonna say "run"? Heck no, it's too hot out right now. Maybe later, but we'll see; today is supposed to be family walk day with Jerry and Scooter, but they may let me squeeze in a run as well.
Until then, I'm gonna follow the Scooter-afternoon-sequence-of-relaxation. It's kinda like the flow of sun salutations in yoga, but it's designed by the foremost leader in relaxation: My dog, and it requires very, very little effort.
Pose I: Super-dog pose. Legs extended out behind you, arms out in front, belly resting comfortably on the carpet. Chin to the carpet, and eyes closed. Breathe.
Pose II: Dead dog pose. Lie on your side, arms and legs extended in front of you. Head back on the carpet. Breathe.
Pose III: Aware that someone is taking your picture pose. Similar posture to super-dog, but lift head and chin off the floor and look up. Don't forget to breathe.
Pose IV: Someone is opening the refrigerator pose. This pose demands the greatest level of alertness without actually moving off the carpet -- careful; it's a pivotal balance between relaxation and interest. Again, don't forget to breathe -- you'll need it in order to hop off the carpet and scamper into the kitchen for a snack.
Videos are forthcoming from Yogi Scooter. He just needs to find the time to work on them; until then, there are toys to play with, bones to chew, and kibble to ingest.