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Monday, June 01, 2009

A Walk and Yoga

For today's workout, I started by taking Scooter for a long walk. We walked about 2 miles, but it felt like twice that far since he has to stop and sniff every. single. blade. of. grass. Plus, it was really hot this morning, and he was getting tired, so at about the halfway point, he started doing his "fake" pees every ten to twenty feet.

What differentiates a fake pee from a real one?

Actual pee.

See, when Scooter gets tired, he wants a break, but he's too much of a man-dog to admit he needs a time out, so what's the best way to convince me to stop for a moment and give him a rest? A pee break. So, he stops and lifts his leg on whatever tree, stick, clump of grass looks good, but he has by this point used up any urine he may actually have, so while he lifts his leg in the action of peeing, no real pee comes out.

He thinks this is a sneaky way to earn a short repast from walking, but I'm on to him. Still, I allow him the fake-breaks because I know he's hot (he's wearing a fur coat in FL for Christ's sake!), and besides, I'm hot out there too.

Anyway, we returned from our walk, and I changed out of my shorts and into my yoga pants and slid in my prenatal yoga dvd. Scooter is pain to do yoga with (and he does a far superior "down dog" to my own, and I don't need a show off in front of me), and even though he was spent from our walk, he still wanted to lay on the floor and lick my face, so I had to bribe him with a bone so I could get through the 50 minute session uninterrupted by dog kisses.

The yoga went fine, and I'm proud that I still have enough flexibility to bend over and touch my toes and do most of the poses without modification, but on the other hand, it's amazing how much I do have to modify now. There are just some poses that a protruding belly makes difficult!

But the walk + the yoga made for a good, solid morning workout. Tonight, we have our last evening of bowling league. It's an awards ceremony and then we play 3 "fun" games as our last round of play. I'm both sad and glad that bowling league is coming to an end: It's been a fun league, but at the same time, it's a long commitment to bowl from September to May, and I don't think I'd commit to such a lengthy league again. Anyway, tonight should be fun, easy-going bowling, and I believe I get an award or two! If I do, you can trust that I will let you know about them tomorrow.

21 comments:

Kate_Edwards said...

I googled "running while pregnant" and your blog came in #3 in the search result. Nosey me started reading and so glad I did. We are trying & one of my biggest concerns is giving up running. You gave great insite and are such an inspiration. Best of luck to you and your new little one! I bet you did your research on joggers!!

Jess said...

Without the drunk post bowling posts I almost forget your league was so super long!!! Nice job with the walk and the yoga, that's definitely a solid workout!

runsarah said...

My dog fake pees ALL the time...I think he actually thinks he is peeing though! He has to stop at every post/parking meter/tree we pass.

Marlene said...

Sounds like a great way to spend the morning. Scooter's fake pee breaks are just hilarious! What a stinker.

have fun tonight!

d.a.r. said...

Ha! Arthur loves to sit on my tummy/chest while I do ab work on the floor. Lovely. Especially when the kisses begin. I have to lock him outside to do anything on the floor like abs, yoga, etc.!

Ted said...

Its all territorial thing when it comes to dog's pee thing. My dog does the same thing. Wow - you certainly do have a long bowling season. Have a great evening !

Jamoosh said...

Scooter and our cat must be comparing notes. The minute I decide to work out is quickly followed by the cat deciding he needs attention.

MCM Mama said...

Just wait till you get to do downward dog with a kid hanging on your back...

Sounds like a nice workout and a nice day. Have fun tonight!

runner26 said...

scooter!! ha! ;)

Marci said...

Scooter reminds me of my students, fake peeing to get a break!! LOL!

X-Country2 said...

Sounds like a very productive morning. :o)

D10 said...

Scooter kills me! That dog has got some personality. I think he deserved a picture along with this post.

Glad to hear yoga is going well.

Lily on the Road said...

I love your Scooter stories...he is such a character.

Congrat's on your bowling awards...

Marcy said...

You can still touch your toes?! That's impressive!! Dang!

Carolina John said...

Good job Jess! I did some yoga this morning too.

Kevin said...

my youngest dog is the same way. She will contort herself just so she can lick me right in the middle of my face

Anonymous said...

I've been reading your blog and think its great. I'm a runner as well and newly pregnant! I like the yoga idea. What kind of yoga DVD do you use?
-Kari

Wes said...

when we potty trained our dogs, our male dog quickly learned to fake pee in order to get another treat. I'm sure he was thinking, "How stupid are these people?" :-)

Firefly's Running said...

Nice job!!

Brianna said...

Dogs are great, aren't they? Can you imagine how boring life would be without Scooter reminding you to check out every blessed thing on the way? :)

sRod said...

Dog envy.