It was a good time, but of course a bit steamy outside. The park is nice and there were lots of smells and sights for the doggies. About 2 miles in, however, Jasmine was done. She was panting heavily and didn't seem interested in drinking more water or getting into the kiddie pool to cool off. Apparently she's averse to public bathing.
So I got my first DNF out of the way, but it was fine with me. I wouldn't leave my dog behind. Many mornings, she's the only one up when I come back from a run. She'll often look at me with inquisitive eyes, wondering if I'm going to be okay. Or maybe she's just wondering if I'll cook some turkey bacon that she can share.
|Jasmine and I pre-walk|
|Post race exhaustion|