Side note: One of the reasons I love Seinfeld is that its a show about nothing. That was the very premise of the show. Jerry's comedy is about every day life and general observations.
Here are some of my inane "observations" from my run:
# of dead frogs: 2
# of frogs pretending to be dead but were really alive: 1
# bugs in my mouth: 3
the awesome smell of freshly cut grass
the loud tractor noise that was responsible for the awesome grass smell
# of smushed snails on the path: too many to count
# of times I was passed by the same creepy cyclist: 5 (not kidding)
amount of time it rained during my 30 minute run: 20 minutes (lol of course)
I couldn't find my keys before I headed out and out of desperation accused the dog of taking them. They were beside the sink in the washroom for some reason...
Despite the rain, my run was great. I always feel a little better and a little stronger after each run I do. I ran my 5km in just under 30 minutes. I start with a 0.5km warm up walk (this isn't included in the 5km). Then I broke into a steady, fast run. I also cooled down for 0.5km at the end (also not included in the 5km). It wasn't my fastest time ever, but considering it was only my second outdoor run this season, I was pretty happy.
I also spent about 15 minutes stretching afterwards (I have a special Bryan Adams playlist for cool downs-which includes but is not limited to "Everything I do" & "Heaven". I also played Robyn's "Show Me Love" to shake things up). It's so important to warm up and cool down properly.
The sweet thing about running is that is can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make it. You can simply put on running shoes and head out the door or you can plan and train for a marathon.
How do Grando and I match up? Here are our running "stats":
Age: 8 months
Running Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Fitness Goal: To be able to play longer
Love of Running: Extreme/Ridiculous
Ideal Run: Anytime or anywhere, short, fast, naked & chasing something
Running Level: Intermediate
Fitness Goal: Lose 10 lbs & build lean muscle
Love of Running: Love/Hate
Ideal Run: Steady pace with a great playlist
Now it's your turn. Go for a run like the little Shorkie you are. Send me your "stats" and I will post them.
"Yesterday you said tomorrow." -Nike (I love this quote)