This title alone should scare you.
Knowing that I was going to have about 36 hours on my own was a scary yet exhilarating feeling. (I’m adding as much drama as I can). Now you must realize that alone means alone with 3 dogs, 3 cats and two horses. And alone with my dogs is this:
First up, necessary chores. The horses. Masks and capes to fight evil. Well ok just the masks.
Then the trough needs filling. I have to set a timer on my phone because I have been known to leave the water running and running and…..
The water is crystal clear – honest. I know it looks like mud!
I also noted that it was over 80 degrees at 9 a.m. I want to run my trail today but it’s Sunday so it will be too crowded to take Jake with me, so maybe this evening when its cooler, too.
Then I did a little window shopping – on line. Isn’t Paypal the bomb?
I found some shade outside and was able to finish reading my book, ‘Murder House’ by James Patterson. Great book and I can’t believe I haven’t read more of his books. I’ve been so hooked on the audio books that I barely actually read anymore.
Oh here is another picture of my “alone” time.
The other day I worked with my horse Durango in the round pen. After a few moments where he was wondering if I was really serious, he began doing great. I was so proud! Then I put Banjo in the round pen. He should know more because he was a trained ‘cowboy’ horse. The poor thing, he just stood there staring at me! So I brought out the Clinton Anderson DVDs today to brush up on my training.
Suddenly I caught Jake watching/listening!
I have never seen my dogs pay attention to the TV unless a dog barks or something. So what was it? Could he see the horse? Or maybe, like the rest of us, he likes that Australian accent. 🙂
After putting the horses up, I waited a while till the temperature lowered.
At about 7:00 it was still 80°, but Jake and I headed out to the trails anyway. I am trying a new running app. I usually use “Map my run” which I have no problems with but had heard many runners talking about “Runkeeper”. I’ll let you know after a few runs what I think.
The first mile of this trail is a zig zag up hill. Kills me. But the view at the top is great. According to Runkeeper – 5,986 ft.
Behind me is the result of a forest fire – seven years ago!
When we finished, these guys were waiting for us in the pasture.
And now I am watching a movie I picked up. The Circle. The ratings weren’t all that great but it has Tom Hanks and Emma Watson – how bad could it be? So far so good, but I’ll let you know after I finish it.
And now you must be exhausted! And there is still another day to go!
Do you need some motivation or encouragement to do a workout today? Here’s Drill Sergeant Finnegan cheering you on!
One step at a time,