I attempted a run / walk this morning... with the dog, which meant that it really turned into about 10 minutes of sporadic running and about 30 minutes of walking, while trying to teach my sweet pup the basics of "heel" and loose leash walking. A valiant effort, but a fruitless one. Alas, the dog is tired now, and I'm able to go about my day, free from the imploring eyes and whines every time I so-much-as LOOK at my running shoes.
After I got home, before even sitting down, I jumped right into another project -- mowing my lawn. I was still wearing my heart rate monitor, and was pleased to see that my hr was around 130-140 the whole time -- not a bad little workout. When all was said and done, walk and yard work combined, I had about 90 minutes of activity for about 500 calories burned. I'll take it!
I'm running a 5K this weekend -- Women Run The Cities -- and if you are in the Minneapolis / St. Paul or surrounding areas, I encourage you all to come out -- it should be a great event!
On that note -- I'm closing up shop for the day and diving into a huge work project... I'm really glad I got my workout done BEFORE I got hit with this project. Inevitably, I would have cut things short and not had as good of a workout if I'd known what was next...
Off and running,