Monday, April 02, 2012
When I started SP, one of my quickstart goals was to walk the dogs every day. I did great with it, and they LOVED it! After a couple of months though, with the increased rain, and now the lovely arrival of all types of moths and beetles, I sort of let it go. Poor dogs.
They are trying to get me back for slacking. I can tell.
This weekend, as we were waiting for an out of town guest to arrive, they both rolled in something so foul smelling that I could catch their stench without squatting down to sniff. Into the shower I went, with two repulsively stinky dogs. This was Saturday. I got out just in time to greet my guest. Losers.
Today, I let them out first thing in the morning (6am). I immediately heard barking, and went to the door to quiet them down. I didn't want them to wake up our elderly next door neighbor. Losers.
When I called them in, I immediately knew something was wrong. There was a smell of burning tires, and my throat started to seize. SKUNK. Direct hit on my loser dogs.
Well, I had to work out, because otherwise, I'd be missing out on yet another day of fitness, and I promised myself this week, there would be no slacking. So... I locked the dogs in the bedroom with me, turned the fan up to full blast, and worked out in the midst of skunk butt. It wasn't good, I'll tell you that, but I got my workout in.
I left the dogs in the room, ran my daughter over to her carpool pickup, and then came home, threw the dogs in the shower with me, and bathed them AGAIN. Monday.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure they are trying to tell me something. But I still got my workout in, and THAT, my friends, is dedication.
On another note, have any of you noticed that as you get more fit you get MORE sore when you work out? This sort of doesn't make sense to me. I was doing several kickboxing workouts well. Not easily, but well. Now, I know I'm more fit, but I'm feeling achy after them, and not able to complete them as easily. I'm assuming that because I'm more fit, I'm doing more (jumping higher, kicking harder...). Does this sound reasonable? I'd assumed it would get easier, but it isn't. I'm not complaining. I'd be sad if I had these workouts down to the point where they no longer worked. But they are CLEARLY working!