“A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.” - Walt Disney

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Dog Days of Summer

This morning the newscaster said that we had survived "the dog days of summer" - the hottest, most sultry days of the season - and that the intense heat was most likely over.   Granted we're not in the 100's anymore, but you can count on Dallas being in the 90's well into October - still pretty darn hot!

Speaking of dog days, the highlight of my run most days is going past the city Dog Park.  On the trail, I get to meet playful pups straining at their leashes on the way in, and pooped pooches dragging their heels on the way out.  Meanwhile, dogs of all sizes are frolicking off-leash inside the fenced areas and everyone looks so happy!  You can  just feel the positive energy, and can't help but smile as you jog past.  The doggie antics will even occasionally warrant a giggle - the last thing you'd expect from me while running!

So, with a lasting grin on my face from the memory of seeing a miniature daschund trying to wrangle a frisbee away from a golden retriever, I'm proud to report the following stats:

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