Lately I have not been online in Second Life much, due to real life work for one, but also the fact that my social life inworld seems to be nihil at the moment. I’ve tried to find new places, meet new people, but that didn’t really work out. So rather than sitting online looking at myself, I’ve been binge-watching tv series.
To get rid of the guilty feeling of becoming a couch potato I’ve been running a lot. Well running may be a big word, I think what I do is more ‘jogging’…but running sounds cooler!
To illustrate, I ‘run’ with my dog, who does not even need to speed up his normal pace, he just happily ‘walks’ alongside me. Mind you, he is a small Jack Russell Terrier, not some superfast Greyhound!
It is fun though, and I keep doing it and my dog seems to like it too – specially now he finally understands which side of the trees and lamp poles he has to take to prevent getting us tangled in his leash. I use a special ‘runners’ leash. Yes, who knew those existed, I didn’t! It’s attached to a comfy padded belt around my waist/hips, and the leash itself is elastic, so when he abruptly stops to sniff something interesting (about every 3 meters), there is no harsh pulling or a sudden full stop!
Anyway, if you want to know statistics: we run 3 or 4 times a week, 4 kilometers and this takes us almost an hour. Yes, I am that slow. But hey, the dog needs to pee and sniff a lot, he is a dude, right? I’ve given up using one of those apps that keep track of your running performance, as they only sent me notifications telling me I should speed up and run more and faster. Giving me statistics on how slow I am compared to ‘my friends using this app’ isn’t really motivating me!
Our next adventure will be: him running next to my bicycle, but that will be a whole other challenge!
The pictures in this post are totally unrelated, taken on a wonderful new to me sim, Orcadi Island – Black Cat Island. You should go check it out!