Hey everyone! Waffles here!
Mom's been busy at work this week with a presentation, so being the amazing dog that i am, I decided to come to work with her so i could help out with administrative things like blogging and trying to knock bagels out of the interns hands so that i can steal them.
I'm a little nervous because tonight we are all driving to Elmhurst, (which for a dog is really REALLY far away) so that i can run my very first 5k tomorrow! Mom and Dad are even running it with me! I have never run in a race before, and i have all the same concerns that anyone has before their first race.
I figured i could vent on here-
1. What do i wear?? Mom bought me an ugly dog sweater at target, but i panicked when she tried to pull it over my head and ended up karate chopping her in the face. Now she is going to have to modify it so that it velcros on, but that will take a couple days! Luckily, it's supposed to be a warm thanksgiving, so i think i will be ok.
2. What pace do i run?? I don't have much training, but i am naturally very fast. WAY faster than mom and dad- they could never keep up with me! I think i could beat a greyhound if i was taller! I have tried running with mom before, but i like to tug and that annoys her....but she really should run faster. Sometimes dad will sprint with me, but then i will see something cool that i have to sniff, and i will stop suddenly and end up tripping both of us. I think we can run the 5k in 40 minutes tomorrow (even though it's untimed!) If i can ditch mom and dad though, i think i can do it in 15. If i could stay on the course...
3. What do i eat? I have IBD, so a lot of food makes me sick. I think my meals will all be prepacked for me. I think i might get some treats on the course though to help keep me focused!
4. What do i do after? I heard there might be lots of food. Sadly, my parents are really strict about table scraps. I'm hoping that if i am really good, i might get some turkey under the table!
I am both excited and nervous. Since the race isn't competitive I am just going to try and have a good time, and use my sighthound abilities to spot the bloody mary station, because mom was so hungover last year she missed it. I think my mom might take me for a quick shake out jog at lunch too, because i keep running around the office like a maniac and she looks pissed.
I hope everyone has a very happy thanksgiving!!!