"Hi, Mom. How's the running going?"
"Hey, Number One! Well, let's just say I'm never going to be able to keep up with you. Baby steps, but I am making progress."
"Good. I think the timed run/walk routine is a great idea. Fewer injuries that way."
"Besides the benefit of working into it slowly, the timed approach gives me the stopwatch in addition to the iPod to keep my mind occupied. Without them I'd be bored silly. And I'd probably give up."
"Yeah, I know what you mean. I can't stand just running for the sake of running. But put a ball or a Frisbee in front of me and I can go for hours on end."
"Just like a Golden Retriever?"
"Yeah. Pretty much . . . "