I’m having a little bit of work done in my home gym so it’s a bit of a mess for the next month or so. Don’t worry, you’ll get before-and-after pictures once it’s done. Anyway, luckily for me the weather has been gorgeous here this week, so I’ve been taking my clients out to the back yard for boot camp workouts.
This morning after about 45 minutes with one of my clients, she started feeling nauseous, and I believe her words were something like, “After two weeks of me slacking on vacation, you have me doing THIS?” I gave her the option of staying outside or going inside to finish up with some floor exercises, but reminded her that the contractors were still in the basement, and asked if they would make her uncomfortable. She said, “I’d rather go back inside and workout naked in front of the guys, than finish this brutal workout.” I’ll take that as an “I’m doing my job!”
Let’s back up a little to my early morning run. The weather was cool and delightful and the animals seemed to be out in full force! I saw rabbits, squirrels, a momma deer and her two fawns, a fox, and my favorite Italian greyhound! Bella is pretty much impossible to photograph because she moves around so quickly. Even though she knows me, she barks like crazy when I run by. If I walk by her, she’s fine. Bella’s mom described Bella as a frustrated runner since she never gets to run! I think I’ll volunteer to take her for a little quarter mile run next time!
By now you guys have got to know how much I love seeing surprises from Mother Nature when I’m on a run. I’ve been seeing these huge lichens on this tree for a few weeks when I’m out running with a client. Today I was alone so I was able to take a quick picture. I wish that I’d thought to put my foot next to them so you could tell how big they are. Each one is about the size of both of my feet side-by-side. There are four of them (one is hidden on the far side). Aren’t they crazy?
And finally, don’t forget about my SPIbelt giveaway going on this week. To enter for a chance to win your very own Original SPIbelt, please use the Rafflecopter app below. Please be aware that specific colors are not guaranteed in the giveaway.
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Lovin the naked plank!
I love your post today! Bella is so cute…Italian greyhounds are my favorite, but I love Westies too. I used to think I liked only larger dogs, but I love when dogs can fit comfortably on my lap.
The naked plank makes me laugh…I’ll think of that net time I do them, and hope it helps make those painful seconds go by faster!!
Bella is a sweet little lady! I finally figured out that that little dog we see (and I love) on our long runs out in Leesburg is a Westie, or at least part Westie.
Sounds Ike you are doing a great job training the lady if that’s how she feels!
That dog is gorgeous! Our dog doesn’t like when people run by him either! Maybe it’s that he’d rather be running, too!
It sounds like Harold is ready to move up from hiking to running! 🙂
That bottle of juice makes it look easy.
It was able to hold its plank for five minutes! Impressive! 🙂
Ba ha ha ha, sounds like your client has a great sense of humor! Finally entering the SPI giveaway! So excited to win this rockin’ belt for my long runs!!
She does, and the second she said it, I told her that I was going to use it on my blog.
When I saw the title for this post I was thinking “what??” and then I read the first two paragraphs and saw the Naked picture. Too funny! I bet Bella would love to go on a run with you. I learned on Dogs 101 that Italian Greyhounds love to run and are one of the fastest breeds. They can run up to 40 MPH!
Since Bella is eleven years old, I’m hoping that she can’t run anywhere near 40 MPH! 😉
She probably runs like the wind in her dreams! <3
I’ve never been a big fan of plyometrics (sp?).
I don’t think I have a favorite breed of dog. Phoebe is a mutt straight from “the hood.” She’s a gentle old soul. We had a Greyhound, Suzie, and she was nice enough.
When I was younger we had a Samoyed and she was beautiful.
I like the way you say that your greyhound was, “nice enough.” 🙂
Naked planking made me giggle.
And a note from the biologist on board: I believe that the huge, three-dimensional thing growing out is some kind of fungus, actually. Lichens are the flat white “fuzzy” (but actually pretty stiff, not soft) stuff growing along the trunk – or on nearby rocks. 🙂
So you believe there’s a fungus among us? Tee Hee! 🙂