Monday, October 7, 2013

Winter Is Coming

In this part of the country, it feels like it went from summer to fall in like one day. We literally went from 90+ degree days to 60 degree days in less than a week. Not that I'm complaining, I love fall! It's just been a bit difficult to remember that I need to wear warmer clothes :P

The PW's seem to be enjoying the change in temperature. Scully, not so much. Ember has been growing some truly magnificent tail plumage, earning her the nickname Senorita Fluffytail. I recently have started up the c25k program again,  and she's been my running buddy. I really enjoy spending that time with her. She's starting to get some seriously sexy muscles. I can't wait to have my rock-hard runner's calves back! My immediate goal is to run the entire length of our local Turkey Trot 5k on Thanksgiving this year. Last year, I ran the entire first half, but had to take about a 5 minute walking break once I got to that point. Even with that break, my time wasn't too horrible, considering that I'm not a real runner....yet. Maybe I'll take Ember with me this year. She is awfully motivating.

Hurry up!
Probably the biggest change for me this fall is the fact that I have started a new job as a dog trainer for a brand new facility in my area. I am currently teaching four agility classes, and will pick up a fifth one starting Monday. It's been a lot of fun so far, and I've been able to get in a lot more consistent training with my dogs as well, which has been nice. My yard at home is really tiny, and I have limited equipment. This is the main reason why it's taken me so long to get Ember ready to trial. It used to stress me out that we weren't competing yet, when almost all the other puppies her age have started, but I decided that it doesn't really matter at all. It will happen when it happens. In the meantime, I'm just enjoying her company. She is training really well though, I think she's almost ready. She's dialing up the sass-factor on the course, too, which makes me laugh. She's good at that.

Cedar and I are entered in our first agility trial in 11 months this coming weekend. It is an AKC trial in my hometown (300 miles from where I live now). I can't wait to see all my friends and have some fun running the OPW. We have the chance to finish up a couple titles, which would be exciting. So... fingers crossed! My goal for the trial is to not allow myself to get stressed out and upset if things don't go as planned. I've never been good at rolling with the punches, and I'm really competitive by nature, so sometimes I have a hard time with this. I'm leaving for the trial a few days early in order to have some time to hang out with my friends and do some non-doggy stuff. Good times.

Really dumb poster, really great show. 
In other news, the premiere of Supernatural's ninth season is tomorrow. I can't wait!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Yessss supernatural and looks like your stress free predictions came true