Friday, March 7, 2008

If a Dog Was the Teacher

Thursday, March 6, 2008
18w, 5d to pics
Work 6p-8a

Initially I thought I would workout at the gym today because the weatherman was calling for a high of 34 with a windchill of 23 today (and you'll remember I am a cold weather wuss). I got up and got ready with Abbie dancing around the apartment begging to go workout with me. One day, I'll have to videotape that not only for you to see, but also to have for me to watch when I am old and gray. Anyway, she loves our workouts, and she was especially exuberant today, and I felt bad for leaving to workout. She lucked out, though, because when I went outside it was warmer than anticipated. So I trekked back inside to change and took her out with me. If you've never had a dog, you should try it. They truly live and love in a way that we should learn from. My brother sent me an e-mail recently that pertains to this, so I'll share it:

Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
* When loved ones come home, always run to greet them. * Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride. * Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy. * Take naps. * Stretch before rising. * Run, romp, and play daily. * Thrive on attention and let people touch you. * Avoid biting when a simple growl will do. * On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass. * On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree. * When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body. * Delight in the simple joy of a long walk. * Be loyal. * Never pretend to be something you're not. * If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it. * When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently. ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY

WORKOUT: Interval 2: 12kg Snatch 15R/15L Run 2 min--Total of 6 rounds.

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