Should I or shouldn't I? That is the question.

I’m asking this question over at Losing it in Ottawa today:

If coyotes are being spotted in my neighborhood (two just yesterday - one in the early morning, the other in the evening), should I be concerned about starting a C25K that’s going to take me out and about around them? The goal is early morning before work and I hear that’s coyote-roaming time.

There’s other stuff in my post over there that has nothing to do with coyote sightings. Feel free to wander over and take a look.

Coyote experts are particularly encouraged to comment and advise.

Please and thank you. :)

Can't sleep, so thought I'd write what I'm thinking about instead of sleeping

I have had a lot of goals for myself this year. The primary one is to get active, eat healthy, live healthy…all things I want for my son, so I gotta set the example, ya know?

I just get really bogged down by life in general. Then I start thinking that I *should* be doing this or that and I really start to wig out. Lately, the big thing I keep thinking I should try doing is running. Every couple of years, I start to feel this motivation to throw on some kicks and train. Why? I have no earthly idea. Honestly, I can’t think of anything more boring. I hate running. But I know it would be one of the fastest ways for me to get in shape and I’d get some pretty huge benefits from it. I’m actually pretty seriously thinking about pursuing it this year, though. we just got a Chariot for Brandon (second-hand) and we just happened to get it with a jogging kit. We also bought a bike kit which is the one I’m most interested in.

Why not bike, you ask? Uh, well, I will. It’s just not really warm enough for my tastes, but walking and running are totally doable in this weather. But I started thinking about my history of running. As a kid, my brothers and I used to do the Jingle Bell Run in Tallahassee. It was so much fun and I could actually run the 1.8km. If I could do 0.1km now, I’d be surprised. With Brandon almost a year old (just over a week left!) I’m feeling the pressure to get more active. Not from others, but from myself. I would like to be able to keep up with the little guy when he starts walking.

So, I guess I’ve decided to give it a shot…this is gonna be interesting.