DISTANCE: 8.11 km DURATION: 1:01:14
Today, Jasper started out as the pokey puppy. Every Monday morning, I teach a 6:15 am Spin class so to tell you the truth, I felt pokey too. I had to draw on my skill set as a Fitness Instructor and pull out some motivational cues. As Teddy, Jasper and I were traveling up one of our usual steep trails made more challenging by the oozing mud, you could hear me say things like "Go team, you are almost at the top." Other cues during our run included, "You are awesome." "You've come too far to turn back now." " We've got this, this is what we came here for." I think my self talk was mainly to help me but both dogs like when I talk to them. We even ran up Crestview Lane and with a name like that you know it is steep. Teddy also found a ball so that made his day and Jasper and Teddy took a dip in the River to cool off and hydrate. Way to go doggy team! The scoop: 1 poop and 2 pees.