Monday, October 4, 2010

Training Challenge???

I am hanging my head in shame....No training challenge to report for last week ;-(. I could use Wednesday night I took the dogs to a new park and found lots of football practice going on. I took Cricket and worked on walking past all the activity and still paying attention, Breeze got to work on doing tricks while some kids were kicking a ball-one of her hardest challenges, and Liz got to work on not sniffing and trying to wander off, instead staying connected and having lots of excitement for working. After that night though all training work ground to a halt in our house.

In my defense I threw my back out and had the flu. I think it was Thursday and Friday I went out to do the dog walk training with Cricket....I am just having her run across the dog walk to help her learn to stride nicely across it, my back was a little sore but not a big deal.....then a few hours later I could barely move, ahhhhh...

A few hours later I had a raging headache and muscle aches and slept for almost two days. When I woke up my back is REALLY hurting. I spent Saturday and Sunday bent over like a little old lady. I went to Costco to walk around and get a few things hoping that would help my back, well, I was with my girls and when we got out we could not find the car. LOL, it was probably a funny picture with me trying to stand up straight, shuffling through the parking lot to try to find my car.

My poor puppies are wondering what is up and don't look too happy, they look pretty bored. It does not help it rained off and on all weekend. Three border collies and two shelties that have been pent up for about five days, are not a pretty sight. The pent up energy in my house is palpable. Today my youngest daughter has swim practice and I have to take her so hopefully I can find a nice little place to let the dogs run a bit. I am sort of afraid of taking them on leash right now because they are going to be jumping, pulling monsters.

Hopefully my back straightens out for my NEW AGILITY CLASSES-yippie classes are finally starting back up this week.

Since I have had so much time, hanging out...I decided I wanted a new ipod, since I have a bigger ipod that I can not use while training very well, not to mention it is full of videos that I am trying to save that are only on that ipod so the min. I sync it I will lose all of those. I LOVE listening to music while we are training... The dogs jump up and keep getting hooked on the head phone wires. ANYWAY, so I saw the new IPOD nanos, and my daughter has the generation 5 nano and for the money I thought it was a super cool thing, very small but it does a ton of things. Well, the new nanos are tiny, square things that clip onto your clothes and come in cool colors, YIPPIE!!! Well, I went to look and Apple got rid of all the cool features, now the nano just plays music, that is it. The old one for the same price was still small, but did videos, you could put your calender, had alarms you could program, you could watch videos, or play games....the new one does not support videos at all, and all those features were dumped and the price was slightly increased. Seriously $149-$179 for a player that just plays music and has an FM radio. So I thought the little square design you could clip onto your clothes looked so neat I WANTED ONE...but guess I will be passing on that.

7 comments:

Diana said...

O boy, sounds like a tough week. I hope your back is better soon. I dont think I could train listening to my ipod. You are talented. LOL Diana

Ricky the Sheltie said...

So sorry to hear you have been sick! That's no fun at all. Hope you are feeling better!

AC said...

Oh, take care of yourself. Back problems and the flu are quite the double whammy! Can't believe you are out and about at all...and with a great attitude! Healing wishes your way...

Priscilla said...

I'm so sorry you're not feeling too well. Hope it'll all go away soon!

Woohoo on your new iPod! The nano is teeny but glad you're enjoying it!

Sara said...

I sure hope you are feeling better.

You train and challenge yourself more than nayone I know! You sure are entitled to a week or two off!

Apple makes some weird decisions sometimes. I bet they may regret redesigning the features on the nano. Maybe they were hoping to sell more of the touch versions?

Sagira said...

Hope you feel better soon and have fun in your new agility class.

Morganne said...

I am amazed you find time to do the training challenge weekly!

Hope you feel better soon!