Over the weekend, our local humane association hosted the annual Run for the Animals fundraiser. John was registered to run the 5k, and Emmett and I were registered to do the one-mile dog walk.
It was a perfect morning! Sunny but not hot. A little breezy but not cold. We got to the park a bit early to participate in the morning “doga” – or, dog yoga – class.
I will say that it was my fault for choosing a spot right by the trail head sign. In hindsight, I imagine that many, many dogs have used that sign as a bulletin board. For the first bit – and the middle bit – and the end bit – of the dog class, Emmett kept feeling like leaving some messages. Nothing like getting yanked out of a sun salutation for a bathroom break!
I’ll just wait this pose out…
So, when we went into the seated poses, he was totally ready to go with those. “Oh? I just sit here while you rub my shoulders? I love exercise!”
“Actually, that’s a bit tiring. How about we keep exercising, but I lie down?”
Finally, this is me looking at John, saying, “Well. He’s asleep.”
Neither one of us got much in the way of exercise, that’s for sure.
That theme actually continued throughout the day. John left to run the 5k, and I walked Emmett to the starting line of the one-mile walk. He was losing steam quickly, but the walk started and we headed out. About 20 feet into the mile, there was a table set up with bagels, bananas, and water for the returning runners.
Emmett stopped at that table. He sat. And the volunteers came over to love on him. And that’s as far as we got on the mile walk. Well, plus the return 20 feet, so he did a total of 40 feet out of a mile…
All in all, a lovely day with almost zero exercise! (Well, John finished the 5k, so he carried the team on that one.)
How was your weekend? Did you get more exercise than we did?