Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Six weeks later.......

I made it through my "work schedule from hell" five days, without getting fired! I even took on an eight hour shift yesterday for a friend who was sick. That made it six straight full days of work during one of our biggest sales. Can I hear a Hallelujah! Planning ahead and making sure I got enough exercise is what made life a little easier for me. Don't underestimate the power of endorphins, people! They are the key to wellness.

Today was my day off and I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I went for a trail run with Boomer. I was going to drive up to Lake Chabot but I slept in instead and stayed close. Boomer and I went to Garin.

Boomer tried his rabbit hunting skills. Some day, he will flush another jack rabbit out of one of these tubes. He's convinced of this anyway.

My leader, scanning the hills for what's up ahead.

We are heading down to that trail below.

We had to get through this family first. I just asked very nicely, "excuse me Momma Cow, can we scoot on by you and your little baby?" She stepped aside and we ran by. You can see Boomer in the far right of the picture. Evidently he ran by before asking permission.
Back down to flatter ground.

Cross the creek one more time.

Feeling pretty good, we extend our run and make a loop around Jordan Pond.

And, stop for a family photo. Boomer looks deep in thought, or spaced out here, doesn't he?

After 6.5 weeks of moving every day, I am seeing positive changes in my body and that makes me very happy. Clothes are looser around my mid section. My hips are more narrow and my butt is higher. I can feel everything is getting tighter. I've lost 1.6 pounds. I wasn't really expecting to lose weight, so I'm not concerned about that. If I do lose weight, I won't complain either. I'm using heavier weights in the classes at the gym and also two risers under my step instead of one on each side. As of tonight, Keith has completed six weeks of classes at the gym. He goes at least four times a week, sometimes five. He says he hasn't noticed any physical changes yet but he has lost three or four pounds. He's not complaining. ;)
MED2010 Accountability:
02/14 - "24SET" class
02/15 - 2 mile walk
02/16 - 3 mile run, "24SET" class
02/17 - 5.5 mile trail run, "Camp24" class

Tomorrow I get to do a trail run with Lori and her doggie Mikey. Then it's off to Tahoe to ski for the weekend. Woohoo!
Until later.............


Lily on the Road said...

good for you to get through your week. I just love your photo's and you know, I drove past some cows the other day and thought of YOU!

(not that you are a cow or anything like that). LOL,

I just know how much you like them!!

Ewa said...

I am new to your blog. I love running trails so whenever I can I head into the hills. Happy to live in SF Bay Area where spring is in the air.
Love you trail pics.
Have fun at Tahoe. Hopefully they will get some new snow and temps go down a bit.

Katie A. said...

Those pictures were just awesome!! The weather has been soooo nice, I don't want it to change!
And good for you and the last six weeks - being active has so many beneifts! We need to do a trail run together :)
And, I have to say it, that last pic of you and Boomer is my fav! He is so darn cute!!!

Kristi said...

Looks like an awesome day out there! I love how Boomer always smiles for the pictures. :) Have fun in Tahoe!

Judi said...

i would give anything to see green right now.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Great pictures! Just a beautiful place to run!

Okay, you can't run past cows. They chase you. Lesson learned: age 6. Don't run in cow pastures. (Oh and watch out of cow pies. They only LOOK hard!)

Great job on moving and losing.

Have fun in Tahoe!

vegannut said...

Your pics are awesome! Boomer is so photogenic! Always smiling for the camera. Just wonderful!

congrats to sticking to your moving everyday even though you had a crazy week!

Keep the pics coming - love em

Glenn Jones said...

Let's see - trail run, trail run, ski.... Where do I sign up?

Great pictures as usual!

Maryland Girl aka Michelle said...

You are moving everyday day! Awesome. Keep it up! Have fun skiing!

aron said...

you are amazing and really doing awesome with your MED!!! love it :)

i want to get out on the trails with youuuuu :( i need to ditch work one day and go play!

RunningLaur said...

MED is really paying off for you! Congrats on the huge successes with it!

Lisa said...

How is it that you always seem to get Boomer to "smile" for the camera?

Anne said...

Great photos...looks like a beautiful place to run. Also, how amazing that you are doing so well staying active!

Iris said...

Don't you just love our always hopeful pups? Great pictures as always!

Irene said...

Cows are hilarious.

What a gorgeous trail. Boomer looks like he's smiling to me, even though *they* say dogs don't smile.

Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures.

René said...

That is awesome! Good for Keith for sticking with it also.