After 3 weekends of agility in a row and a heavy training schedule this is about how I feel.
I know, ewwww. Buzzards gross me out. Yet I couldn't help stopping when I saw them at the side of the road. At first I thought they were some ugly ass breed of chicken. Then I realized they were awfully big and had entrails on their heads.
I was hoping for zillions of pictures of cute babies - buffaloes, goats, horses, I don't know, anything but gross vultures.
Still. Kind of cool even if they do barf me out.
USDAA trial this past weekend was very very fun, perfect weather for an outdoor trial. Only 1 Q in Advanced Snooker which I do need to move up but still very fun, very challenging courses. It was our debut in Masters Standard and it felt so good to be able to sink our teeth into them. I missed Sunday's Standard walk-through but still managed to figure it out by watching some other handlers and except for Strummer popping out of his weaves it was a beautiful run. The course was so difficult that he still ended up in 3rd place even with the 5 faults and lost time for re-doing the weaves. So I guess it means a maximum of 2 dogs Q'ed in the 22" Championship class. This was the theme for the weekend, very low Q rates in almost everything. I'll write a bigger report when I'm not feeling so dragged out.
Dragged my butt to masters today for the 1st outdoor workout of the season. It was fabulous to be outside but I was dragging ass. No one else in my lane and it was 'real' masters with Jane rather than the skills/technique session I go to all winter. Jane's workouts are notorious and I haven't been to one since last summer so it was a bit of a shock to my already worn out system. Seems wrong to take a rest day after taking it easy before the trial last week then not training during the weekend but it was an outdoor trial with lots of walking and I had lots of runs and my quads are toast so I think I need to take tomorrow off if I'm to have any hope of a semblance of a training week ahead of me.