So let’s talk a little about my run this morning. It was very nice because there were no appointments today and I could just leave whenever I was ready. I have started using KT tape on my knee. I have always worn one of those straps under my knee, but this seems to really make it feel better. The next item I looked at was the wind. It was hovering (that probably isn’t the appropriate verb) around 11-12 mph. If you have read any of my past blogs, you know I hate wind. But I decided to try to brave it anyway.
Off I went. I have a fairly long driveway so I did some of the “dynamic warm-ups” that I’ve read about. It consisted of some skips, some high knees and some butt kicks. I had my latest podcast on. Then as I turned onto the road, my podcast ended! Now here’s another fact about me: I can not, will not, run in silence. But I decided to try to brave it anyway.
The first mile actually went pretty well. I could hear the water in the river, the meadowlarks, the deer (just kidding) – in fact, it was like listening to one of those nature noise recordings or maybe singing ‘The hills are alive’.
Then mile two. As I was finishing it, I heard something. Heavy breathing -like that on a dirty phone call. Or maybe more like someone with emphysema, or maybe it was me.
Haha wasn’t that creepy?
THAT is why I must have music or audiobooks or a podcast – anything to block out the sound of my huffing and puffing! So I stopped, walked and set up my next podcast chapter. Off I went.
At the 3.5 mile mark, Patient Husband was there waiting for me. When I asked why he didn’t wait for my text, he said he just felt worried and decided to come get me. I asked if there were calls from the neighbors but he just looked confused. 🙂 This story is longer than my run!
Next, we were taking my horse, Kazmir, to his new owner. Even though they are a perfect match, I knew this was going to be tough for me. Here he is at his new home meeting his new pasture-mate. (Kazmir is the gray). I think they are going to be best friends.
Even Buddy the dog got inside with Kazmir and they got along very well. As I was walking away he whinnied at me. Yep, pulled at my heart strings.
More spring baby pictures. (Prong horn antelope)
A hunting panther. Oh no, never mind, it’s just Murray.
And now for all you people who have those fancy footed horses:
I hope your week is going well.
One step at a time,
Anyone else out there have trouble running without music?
Anyone ever gotten rid of a pet that felt like a family member?