OMG!!!! treadmill alert.

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I managed to get onto a treadmill after so many years. Reasons are I felt cheated; my sweatpants’ drawstring gave way so I held onto them by my side with one hand  ( seriously not kidding ) with few minutes left to make the 30 minute workout.

In addition, I looked really awkward with the “really???” stares I got from people inside the gym watching me run in the cold freezing weather as they hobbled on their treadmills in the climate controlled environment.

 

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Lab-testing Shoes…

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I am a runner, and I get excited when I hear a free shoe-deal. Now I am a lab rat – testing some shoes. I have purchased “some” pairs in readiness for my 2018 5K runs. I have to try them since they come with a survey. So far so great!

(3rd day) lab testing

I am a curious runner, checked the test-shoe price whoa!!!! $120. But WAIT!!!!…when I am running in these shoes I feel like I am running faster. Don’t be fooled by the looks as its deceiving. For that price, YES!!! I will buy my shoe for that price because it will protect my legs and make me feel good. It’s kind of like when you drive a Range Rover vehicle or for a lady being gifted a Versace purse (can’t tell),, but you know the general feeling I am talking about. I will not mind purchasing this shoe over and over again.

Since I have to complete a survey, I will make use of the shoe then probably tuck it in somewhere in my closet next to my cheaper racing shoes (3) and use it for my 5ks. That is unless I can get an offer for a shoe testing deal.

So this Mizuno Waverider 21 will be my 5K shoe, till further notice.

 

 (5th day) lab testing  (logged 16 miles total so far)

Truly love these running shoes, Mizunos, they have a nice feeling when you are running. They are a great pair of shoes if you have the funds or have discounts that you can use to purchase the shoes. Don’t get me wrong you actually get good value for your purchase here and comfort when running. So far having tested them in my opinion, I will give them thumbs up.

But you be the judge of it….

( https://www.mizunousa.com/category/mens/shoes/running.do?&type=NEUTRAL  )

Friday Night Dog Attack!!!

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I am a runner who today encountered an interesting experience. As I ran my last of lap of 6 miles and turned into my neighborhood complex, I was attacked by a dog (not pictured). The large dog was Schnauzer-like and blackish grey speckled probably a mixed breed of some sort.

So I am watching at the dog rushing toward me and I am like is this thing about to transpire. “FIGHT or FLIGHT?” And I have to be swift since I had about 10 seconds before the dog was close to me. I negated the FLIGHT option since I had been running for 5+ miles and I was TIRED… So FIGHT it is!!!! Stand straight up or crouch (some myth I was told before scares dogs)? I decided to stand upright and my fists flinched as I sized up imminent attack. The dog lunged at me right upto my face as I stood my ground and I smacked it away around the throat and it fell to the ground (yelped a little bit) as I lost balance too, reeling backwards.

I thought done deal but Oh No!!!!!… it circled me and now I was mad. I yelled at it to startle it but this didn’t stop it from regrouping itself, attacking me again. But this time, I was ready for it as it circled and tried a dummy lunge kick. I raised my foot and caught it right on its throat knocking some wind out of it and at this point it realized it picked the wrong guy to mess with. On realizing defeat, it curled its tail and took off running yelping, towards what it seemed to be home.

I was TIRED from running for an hour so I was really not flattered and annoyed it didn’t yield and I didn’t chase it like I wanted to because it was dark and I was tired; I didn’t want to pull a muscle or hurt myself for some measly mongrel.

“Yeah keep running! You lucky this wasn’t my 1st mile coz I would have gotten the Kenyan runner in me and chased you back to your kennel and had some words with your owner or animal protection services” was running through my mind. I think I have seen this dog before; I hope it acts right the next time it sees me.. Let’s see.

I am glad I was not hurt and no millennial was close by to whip out their Snapchat or whatever they use nowadays to start filming me live as I went toe to toe with this mongrel of a dog !!!!…

On a serious note: IT HURTS TO THINK IF THOSE WERE KIDS PLAYING OUTSIDE INSTEAD AND THE DOG WAS CONFRONTING THEM. I WOULDN’T WISH FOR ANY DOG OWNER TO LOSE THEIR DOG OVER SUCH AN ISSUE BUT LET’S REMEMBER PEOPLE ESPECIALLY KIDS ARE AT RISK HERE. LET’S BE RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERS..

OFF TO ADD “PEPPER SPRAY” TO MY RUNNING ITEMS.

Ever have a doggy-fight experience? Do share.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday Run

Wednesday Run

Location: Rockwall, Texas

Running Streak Days : 134      Day 10 of 100 Day challenge 2018

Average speed: 5.76 miles per hour

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Winter weather feeling, since there are no leaves, I realise that I can see alot further behind the woods, I am tempted to take a picture so at to make comparisons when summer weather comes but I will leave that for another day.

I promise to only add every 10 day milestones, too much of my face might be detrimental to viewers or readers.  Or maybe I will use wildlife or scenery pictures (hmmm.. sounds like a good idea) maybe, who knows… you tell me.

Light Bulb moment

 

My current running trail (Tuesdays to Thursdays ) it has a steep climb, too ..uggghhhh..

 

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I am a runner, and since I started serious running I have devised my own way of telling my running milestones. So its been a month since I was running in this trail somewhere in Rockwall, Texas.

So it happened that within the 1st 5 minutes, I anticipated my Runkeeper app to give me status. So when it didn’t I reached into my pocket to check and to my amazement it was still running and my current milestone location  has changed.

All runners do have milestones like if I get to a certain path /road/bridge/corner. Better yet I have a runner buddy who crosses path with a man every day and depending on where he spots this guy will tell them whether they will make it to work early.

What’s your mental marker/milestone? Engage me.

 

 

The DRC January Frigid 5K and 10K

 

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I am a runner who likes flat runs, no hills so this has got to be one of the few races that I will see this year that does not have high elevations or hills.

The place, White Rock Lake is serene and as you run along the route; the lake is your buffer on one side.

I will surely love to get some pictures of the scenery in the summer.

It was a great atmosphere with great people and some local runners that I have met before.