Saturday, September 5, 2009

Running is Exhausting... just ask Pumpkin!

This morning Pumpkin and I set out for our run around 8am. It was pretty warm, about 80-ish, but not terrible. I decided to take a longer route this morning, a full 3 miles.
We did pretty well for the first mile and a half, but then Pumpkin did the mule, you know, where she stops, put her front paws down and will.not.move.
She's a stubborn little fox! I couldn't get her to budge, so I picked her up and tried to run with her, but that wasn't happening, so we took a minute walk break. Then I set her down, and we repeated the process in 3 minute intervals of running for 3 minutes while I kept telling her 'we're going home!', 'we'll get a treat at home!', and 'we'll go in the car!'
It kept her going, but not for longer than 3 minutes... so we did about 3 miles, but in 36 minutes. We were both pooped at the end, but we made it.
Tomorrow morning I'm going to try to do the same route, but get out a bit earlier so we can beat the sun.

In other news, I think I found THE HOUSE. JJ's in SC until Sunday night, so he'll go see it Tuesday. This afternoon, my cousin and mother-in-law are going over to see it with me. It's so wonderful, cross your fingers for me :)


  1. ooo so fun finding a house- i hope everything works out!

  2. You move quickly! Good luck! Hope everything works out.

  3. Awww Pumpkin is so cute. What kind of dog is she? When my dog gets pooped I usually tell her I saw a squirrel and that keeps her going. But there are days where that just won't do it either.

    Good luck with the house!

  4. I'm a long time reader, first time commenter. Pumpkin is sooo cute! I have family down in Jacksonville (Ponte Vedra Beach-near Mickler's Landing). I love Jacksonville and am jealous you get to live there.

    Sounds like you all are settling in really well. Hope the house hunting process goes smoothly!

  5. Best of luck with the house! We have been looking all summer and it has been a laborous and frustrating process!

  6. Your dog is too adorable.

  7. Your dog is too adorable.