Run Forrest, Run!!!

18-June 2009

This morning I went for a jog. I’ve been meaning to try it ever since but the first time I tried jogging when I was in the Philippines, I ended up running for my life because of this one antisocial dog who started chasing me – which of course attracted the attention of other less malevolent dogs (They must have this annual convention where they award whichever dog has bitten the most unsuspecting little women who foolishly thinks they could jog/walk/cycle/etc. unnoticed and unharmed in a neighborhood full of dogs whose nitwit owners lets them roam the streets freely!)

Anyway, I thought I’d give it a go seeing that even though Britons has every imaginable pets in their homes, you rarely see them unless they’re owners decided to take them for a walk (or a holiday in Malibu, a trip to the spa or a shopping spree at the pet’s mall!).

So I jogged confidently and merrily – for about two blocks, and then I found myself panting and already I wanted to stop and lie down! But of course, my ego couldn’t possibly bear the humiliation should I stop after only 2 minutes of jogging, so I continued just walking briskly until I felt I could start jogging again.

I actually started feeling good, especially since I remembered most of the streets and houses. I even boldly tried taking a different route since I deduced that if I get lost, I’d just go back from where I took the turn and then start again. That is why (and not surprisingly) I got really lost!

I wanted to kick myself for not bringing my mobile phone and I didn’t even have one pence in my pocket. Of course, I did manage to find my way home in the end (obviously, since I couldn’t have possibly made this post had I ended up in the forest and started living with wild animals — that is only if they think I’m not palatable enough!).

Apart from all the hullabaloos, I’d say my first jog was successful, even though most of it was spent finding my way home I’d still say it was okay. In fact, I just might do it again tomorrow, or as soon as my legs are not aching anymore!

3 thoughts on “Run Forrest, Run!!!

  • 06/18/2009 at 2:35 PM

    I've always known it would happen to you there…and i'm quite surprised you found your way home on your own, hehe…

  • 06/18/2009 at 8:04 PM

    LOL. I'm all achy now (which is weird considering that I'm doing the "circuit" over the last 4 days.

    You ought to try it to de-stress! hehehe


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