Saturday, February 13, 2010

Staying stress-free

I haven't heard back from the president of Fremont Freewheelers about the no show last Tuesday. I don't work this coming Tuesday so I may give them another try. I'm not going to give up, I think a group would be good for me.

I did have better luck Wednesday though when Kristi let me tag along with her on a ride. I rode three miles to our meeting place and we rode through Niles Canyon together, out to the Sunol train station and back. It was a cold morning so we got a later start than we had planned but it ended up being fine. Kristi has a great looking bike. Ruby is black with lots of pink on her (wrapped handle bars, cables, painted lines, etc.). It makes me want to do the same with Ellen, lime green of course.

Thursday began a five day stretch of long hours at work. REI's winter super clearance started on Friday. Customers go crazy for this sale. I need to make exercise a priority for myself during times like this so I don't get too stressed out. I like my job a lot and would hate to lose it for telling some people what I really think of the way they act in public!

Friday morning I was able to get out for a run along the Alameda Creek Trail before going to work. It had rained during the night so the ground was soft and damp, just like Boomer likes it. He was running circles and making me laugh out loud while watching him. I felt SO good after this little run. I must never forget how much joy I get from running with this little dog of mine.

Boomer cracking up again!!

Boomer kisses are great kisses. ;)

Mission Peak getting some sunshine.



Then this morning I got a nice little treat. I sent my dear friends Christy and Lori emails yesterday, asking if they would be able to meet me for a run at 8:00 today and/or tomorrow. As of last night, neither had committed to this morning. I got up and was getting ready to head out the door when I got a message from Lori saying that she and her dog, Mikey were going to be able to meet me. As soon as we got there, her friend Lauren was there and the three of us ladies took off running down the trail. Lauren is a very fast runner, as a rule. She was very nice this morning though, and ran more at Lori's pace (which still felt faster than mine) so I was able to hang with them for four (two out-and-back) wonderful miles. They continued on for a longer run so I said goodbye to them when I got back to the Isherwood staging area. I was very happy running in shorts and a tank top. I know, February 13th and I'm wearing a tank top. I'm actually getting tan lines on my legs already. Woohoo!
I doubt I will get up early to run tomorrow morning but Keith and I are going to a class at the gym at 10:00 before I have to go to work. My daughter says, "that's not very romantic for Valentine's Day." I say it is - we are taking care of our bodies and our health so we can live long lives together. What better gift can you give to your mate than that?


MED2010 Accountability:
02/08 - 3 mile run
02/09 - 25 mile bike ride, "24SET" clas at the gym
02/10 - 20 mile bike ride, "Camp24" class at the gym
02/11 - 2 mile walk
02/12 - 4 mile run
02/13 - 4 mile run
Until later.............






14 comments:

Lily on the Road said...

Happy Valentine's Day! You are so right, staying healthy and working out together is a GREAT gift...

LDub said...

haha...Please give my apologies to Bill as he is unloading all the MILLIONS of RSPU's without MY HELP! ;) (and plus, i have one in that rspu madness too)

Anne said...

I totally agree...doing something healthy and fun together is great for Valentine's day! Good job on an amazing week :)

Southbaygirl said...
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Southbaygirl said...

I LOVE runs with our doggies that make us smile and laugh out loud! they are the best and I look forward to those runs!!! Glad you had one!

Lisa said...

"we are taking care of our bodies and our health so we can live long lives together. What better gift can you give to your mate than that?"

I TOTALLY agree with you on that. :-D

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Happy VD day!! I kind of looked like you today in the bike photo with a little more Nanuck of the North action on the head. This global warming is killing us down here!!

Dave said...

That is a good looking puppy dog...and the weather looks better than what we've had in Texas...

aron said...

beautiful pics!! love boomers big cheesy smile :)

Katie A. said...

I know I always say this...but I love the pics of you and Boomer! I took one like that of me and Lilly at my 10K this weekend and was thinking of you :)
Great job for showing up and getting those miles in - don't work too hard girlie!

Looney said...

Ooooo, an REI sale. Looks like I better get over there.

Your accountability log is inspiring me to get out more regularly.

Stuart said...

Doing it together is what counts!

trailturtle said...

Good for you & Keith; hope you had a nice day...

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Love your V-day plan and the pics!!! Hope you've managed to stay stress free!! :)