Tuesday, August 6, 2013
I've made it no secret that Kizzy is a spaz. Unfortunately, like Kaiser, she has no interest in fetching or frisbee games like the other two nutcases in this house, so the my only real option to wear her out is to move right along with her.
I know I've been exceedingly more active since Kizzy arrived a month ago -- this is certainly a bonus in my quest to improve my fitness before Champs. (and also why I've been dealing with hip issues the last few weeks)
Tonight I got curious. I use a mobile app called Endomondo to track my mileage/time/pace for each of our walks, runs and rollerblading excursions. It tracks my history for me, so tonight I scrolled back to when Kizzy arrived and added up the mileage. I couldn't believe it when the total after tonight's hike was 106 miles. That is crazy. I guess Kizzy's arrival has benefited us all. :o)
While my dogs have been going to the chiropractor for years, I have never actually visited one myself because they kind of creep me out a bit. I decided to put that aside and have my first appointment on Friday to see if there's some sort of alignment issue going on with my hip or what. We have a chiropractor on staff in the wellness center of our building, so it's pretty handy and I figure it can't hurt.
Tonight we went and hiked the trail where I searched for Kizzy last year. We haven't been out there since this spring, so it was Kizzy's first trip back there with us. Honestly, I was curious to see if I would be able to note any reactions of familiarity from her. She was pretty attentive and alert, but it's hard to say if it was any more so than usual. Probably all in my head...
It was like bushwhacking through a jungle, though! The path from the car to the trail had grass up to my shoulders! Even the main trail, which was short and tidy last year (likely everything was dead from the terrible drought we had), was wild and overgrown. Even the dogs seemed overwhelmed by the forage in spots, but overall they seemed to mind it far less than I. I'm not sure that we'll head back there until everything dies off this fall, but they then it's deer hunting season and we have to avoid that area for other reasons.