Sunday, August 8, 2010

Domingo de Dulcinea: Jogging with Dulcinea

{Guest post by Christian today. His writing is in Spanish, my translation in English.}

Hoy nos levantamos a las 11 de la mañana, eso es más tarde de lo normal pero estábamos esperando que calentara más el solcito, ya que con la Dulci teníamos planeado ir a trotar al Parque Bicentenario!

Today we woke up at 11am which is later than we usually get up, but we were waiting for the sun to heat things up a bit since Dulcinea and I had plans to go jogging at Parque Bicentenario!

Nos levantamos y comenzamos a preparar lo necesario, yo busque mi nuevo reloj que indica el ritmo cardiaco, el MP4 y me puse ropa deportiva…la Dulcinea por su parte se desnudo! (claramente si va a hacer ejercicio se tendría que sacar su suéter). Nos subimos al auto y partimos rumbo al Parque Bicentenario.

We got up and began to prepare ourselves—I looked for my new watch which measures your cardiac rhythm, my MP4 player and I put on my sports clothes...Dulcinea of course was naked! (Obviously if she was going to do exercise, it was necessary to take off her sweater.) We got in the car and headed off to the park.

Para variar cuando llegamos al parque la Dulci estaba como loca…. Se emociona mucho al llegar al parque, comenzó a ladrar y hasta se le eriza el pelo de la espalda!!! De un lindo dachshund pasa a ser un Critter!!! Jajajaja...para los que no se recuerdan de los Critters aquí les dejo una foto:

As usual when we got to the park Dulcinea went crazy. She got so excited to get to the park that she began to bark and the hair on her back even stood up!!! She went from being a cute little dachshund to being a Critter!!! Hahahaha....for those that don’t remember what the Critters are, here is a little reminder:


Bajamos al Parque, puse Start en mi cronometro y le di el comando “run” a la Dulcinea! Este comando típicamente lo usamos cuando la paseamos con correa por la calle y estamos regresando al departamento…básicamente le decimos “run” y corre como loca hasta llegar a la casa. Lo malo es que el parque está bastante lejos de la casa y además estábamos corriendo en círculos. Después de trotar por 20 minutos decidimos parar ya que estaba con la lengua afuera!!!! Yo estaba con la legua afuera…y la Dulcinea como si recién se hubiera levantado!!!

When we got down to the park, I pushed Start on my stopwatch and gave the command “run” to Dulcinea! This is the command we typically use when we go for walks with her around the neighborhood and as we head back to the house...basically we tell her “run” and she runs like a crazy person until we reach the house. The bad thing is that the park is kind of far from our house and we were also running in circles. After jogging for 20 minutes we decided to stop since our tongues were hanging out. Well, my tongue was hanging out that is....and Dulcinea was as if she had just woke up!!!

La Dulcinea pocas veces paró, en algunas ocasiones asustada por las bicicletas o por los perros grandes… seriamente estamos pensando salir a trotar un par de veces a la semana. En general el ejercicio estuvo muy bien!!!, Según mi reloj quemamos 223 kCal, perdimos 27 gramos de grasa y en promedio nuestro corazón latió 137 veces por minuto.

Dulcinea rarely stopped, only a few times when she was scare of the bicycles or big dogs…we are seriously considering starting to take her jogging a few times a week. In general, today’s exercise was really great!!! According to my watch, we burned 223 calories, we lost 27 grams of fat and on average, our heart beat was 137 per minute.

Si quedaron muy impactados con la imagen del Critter acá les dejo una foto de la Dulcinea cuando esta tranquilita y de vuelta a ser una dachshund bonita:

If I scared you a bit with the image of the Critter, here is a picture of Dulcinea when she is calm and back to being a pretty dachshund:




2 comments:

The HDR World by Christian Bobadilla said...

Me gusta como sale la Dulci en la primera foto!!!

jajajajajaj

sarabeck said...

Your dachshund likes to jog? My grandma has a little dachshund and I don't think she was ever a jogger! She liked to run, just not on a leash with a person on the other end.

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