It's time for me to do my monthly stats. Honestly, I stopped keeping track in the middle of the month when it became obvious that a running break was on the immediate horizon. Now it seems that there is really no point in looking back and dwelling on what might have been. Instead, it's time to look forward.
Started the new month off with a 3.2 mile walk with a friend along the acequias path. First time getting out in two weeks. What a beautiful morning too. I've missed that path. I didn't take any pictures, but it was serene and peaceful. We've already made plans to return next week.
This morning I decided it was time to head up the hill with these guys. They loved it, of course.
I feel bad because I haven't taken them out for awhile. Luckily, they don't hold grudges. If you ever want a lesson in enjoying the moment, spend some time with dogs. We were rewarded with this view on the way back down. As it turns out, I've missed that too.
I can say with certainly that my knee *is* getting better. However, it will be another month or so before I can run again. I've been thinking about what kind of exercise would be best for the next month. Part of me thinks that I should get back to the pool. But I'm just not excited about swimming right now. It requires getting up extra early and is generally a hassle to fit into my schedule. If you don't love it, why bother?
After the past few days, I can say that I *am* excited about getting out and walking again. So are the dogs. I think that's going to be my focus instead of swimming. And I'm going to try to take a lesson from the dogs and enjoy the moment.
Enjoy your weekend, whatever it entails!
Beautiful view!! Sounds like the perfect walk :)ReplyDelete
"Enjoy the moment" - it is so easy to forget that some times. Good mindset!ReplyDelete
Enjoy the walking with the dogs!ReplyDelete
I agree with you. Taking the dogs out for a walk/run teaches me to just enjoy the moment.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the support. I truly appreciate it.ReplyDelete
Walking with the doggies really does seem to be the next best thing to running. I'm glad to read that the knee is getting better!ReplyDelete
sounds like a great philosophy!ReplyDelete
Good for you taking on the new month with a great attitude!ReplyDelete
pets are the best, they just love you all the time :)ReplyDelete
I wish that walking my dog was a joy; instead, he's so neurotic that I find it more of a hassle and an annoyance. He needs anti-anxiety meds, I'm sure of it -- a leaf blows across our path and he nealry poops himself!ReplyDelete
That's good that your knee is getting better. A month will fly by, especially now that it is spring and if you do start walking with the dogs a lot :-)ReplyDelete