It’s been a rather interesting week. Saturday I ran through the woods with Kobi and her BFF Dino and my friend, Sunday I rode my bike wrangling zombies while dressed like one (I only scared 2 kids), Monday Kobi and I ran to our favorite little lake, and then Tuesday to Thursday I had to head out of town for work.
I had a serious travel hangover Thursday. I’m not great at adjusting to time away as I am such a creature of habit. I also don’t sleep well unless I’m at home, in all honesty I don’t always sleep well at home either. Add in a time zone change and I’m really messed up.
After getting home Thursday morning, I lasted at work until about noon and then had to go home. I had been up since 4AM so I was pretty much done. I went to pick up Kobi, but first took her and her BFF Dino for a quick walk (Kobi sleeps over at her house when I go out of town – I can’t thank my friend enough for doing this – priceless) and then headed home.
I decided I had to have a nap as I could hardly think let alone stand upright. Of course Kobi and Kato (the hyper-active dog and kitten team) decide this is the time to do laps through the house and Kato must use the bed in his route. After about 30 minutes, maybe it was 15, everyone settled down and accepted I needed quiet time or perhaps they just got bored or tired themselves. I passed out and slept pretty hard for maybe 15-20 minutes, woke up quite abruptly (without an alarm), and felt amazing. So amazing I went for a run with Kobi – our Halloween run.
This run was like experiencing two seasons all at once, mud and ice. I was either running through mud or trying not to wipe-out on the ice. Kobi ended up a lovely two-toned white/brown dog. She had to have a bath as there was no way this was coming off with a towel. She loves baths. She drinks from the tap, gets all silly and wiggly, somehow distracts me and then bolts out of the tub, shakes in the hallway, chases Kato, and then comes back for the towel off. Oh well, I need to wash the floors anyway, and the walls, and the bathroom, and the ceiling.
Do power naps work for you? And does your dog like baths?