Pre-Warrior Dash

Nervous. Anxious. Excitement. Stuffed. Clean.

This is the progression of emotion throughout this morning. Nervous when I woke up and realized that I had to put all my training to the test. Anxious because I’m not sure that I’m going to do that great. Excitement because I know no matter what I’ll have a blast. And now stuffed as my family is insisting that I keep eating since my race isn’t until another four hours.

A monster egg omelete and a banana. This would have been sufficient. Then a bowl of cereal. And then a smoothie. Albeit it was an epic smoothie it was still a smoothie that I probably didn’t need.

Hopefully, I don’t wretch. That would be not-so-epic.

I’m also feeling pretty clean.

LittlestMartha flexing muscles before Warrior Dash AZ

LittlestMartha WarriorDash AZ stance

That’s gonna change real soon.

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Siberian Huskies Are Truly Smart

Siberian Huskies are smart. Too damn smart sometimes. Wikipedia back me up on this:

Due in part to their intelligence, Huskies tend to be very observant on the actions of people around them and have been known to mimic common household activities such as turning on lights with their paws and opening doors with their canines.

So, without further ado, please allow me to present:

Zandini The Great

He’s Observant, Not Dumb

Zander — the younger husky pup, the boy and my ‘baby’ — has the personality of a pot smoker. Waaaay laid back and highly motivated by food. And compared to the scheming Saskia who we half-jest is plotting either her escape, our deaths or both, it’s easy to not give Zander the credit he deserves. That and he makes sharp turns and will konk his head in doorways.

And perhaps compared to Saskia’s standoffish ways, Zander has been dubbed more loving. His nicknames span from Zander Bing to now Zandini.

It began with his kennel. Aware of his size and strength, he worked tirelessly to bow out the kennel’s door to squeeze out and enjoy all the extra living space.

Having tasted freedom, the sight of gates, bars and (I fear doors will be next) are repugnant to the Great Zandini. And so I’m sure with much trial and error, Zandini worked the gate’s mechanics which now it takes him all of four seconds to open, to allow himself and Saskia upstairs to enjoy even greater comforts — the sofa and guest bed.

It’s The Quiet Ones You Have To Watch Out For

Oh yea, Wikpedia also mentioned the following:

Some undesirable behaviors they can exhibit include opening refrigerators (and eating the food inside), climbing fences or digging tunnels in the backyard to escape.

Or if not to escape, digging holes for the love of digging.