Friday, May 22, 2009

walk with the dog

I walked 3 miles with my dog sister. She pulled her cart while we walked. The first mile we went without her cart and she was all over the road. When she was pulling her cart she walked in a straight line. Interesting. She got pretty tired the last mile so it will do some good for her to build up her mileage. We can build up together! I tried jogging for a minute but had to stop when my knees started hurting. I will keep trying and see what comes of it.
Later in the day I did 15 minutes of stair stepping followed by another mile of walking. I started a club for my boys where we read books about great men and learn about Indians. Right now we are reading about Geronimo and the Apaches. They ran 4 miles with a mouth full of water as one of their 'manhood' tests. We simplified it to running 1 mile with a mouth full of water. We all practiced today by walking a mile with the mouth full. I passed a man riding his 4 wheeler and had to just wave and smile with my mouth closed. Awkward. The most difficult part about it wasn't the need to have some water, but the pressure on the cheeks for a mile. I finished the day with 15 minutes of strength exercises.


  1. Elisa, do you use a knee brace when running? Just curious to see if that helps or not. When I try to jog, my knees get me too, and my ankles, and my lungs. Hmmm, wonder if they have lung braces. :)

  2. I love that about the Indians...that would be hard!! I love how you guys implement what you are learning in to your are so inspirational!