Yesterday I actually went for a run outdoors!
I took all three dogs on a nearby trail into the canyon. It began with a steep hill which I walked and called it my ‘warm-up’. Last time I was here, it was a wide, dirt trail. Evidently someone (a not-so-smart someone) decided to drive up and back while it was solid mud. And now, its a horrible mess.
Running without twisting an ankle became my first concern. The trail is a very gradual uphill grade so I ended up adding 15 second walks here and there. The dogs didn’t seem to notice.
Yes, that’s a deer leg.
After turning around, The return trip was much easier. Then it was time to ice our legs.
Jake doesn’t have much experience with water, so he wasn’t sure…
But Gus was having SO much fun.
Finally all 3 made it in.
Needless to say, they slept all evening. It was a tough run to start out with. Here are my excuses: It was 7:00 in the evening; I had eaten supper beforehand, and the trail was uphill. PHEW I feel better now with all those excuses backing me up. But actually I was very proud that I went out at 7:00 with a full stomach on a rough trail, right?
When the snow was melting, I saw a pretty neat thing. The thin layer of snow on the windshield slid down into a roll!
Although most of the snow has melted, we still have our snowdrift. Its the first place the dogs run to.
Why is this extension cord on the melting snow significant?
Because it was attached to a Christmas spotlight that has been buried since early December.
Jake is trying to make a snow fort.
Oops I think he lost his watch.
Are you ready for the weekend? I am. This week was so grueling. I had to work every.single.day.
A little dramatic?
OK, maybe more like this:
Have a great weekend.
One step at a time,