Monday, December 10, 2012

Wonderful weekend

We went to a trial this weekend. I wasnt sure I was going to make it. I took a 1/2 on Friday at work but it was freaking crazy. The nurse coming to cover me was late and all these kids just just kept coming. I was so stressed out by the time I finally left I couldnt get  my head together. I finally left  after 3 pm and had to turn around and go back home because I forgot dog food and someone, Miley, was stinking up the car. So I went home and washed Miley and got the dog food.  We finally got on our way. Lots of traffic but we made it safely.  
The hotel we stayed at was full and it was a 6 story hotel. There was a confirmation show going on close by too but not our our site.  So lots and lots of dogs every where. 
I signed Miley up to run ICS and when I saw the course, it looked tough.
Everyone else turned their dog to the inside of 2 , which was faster, but I felt like I need the couple of seconds extra to get down pass the tunnel to make a front cross.

My dog was freaking awesome.  This was my best run with Miley ever.   I felt like I saw every take off and landing. Usually Im just running to hang on.  I know she doesnt look that fast but she was only 2 seconds behind 1st place.   Most of her turns were tight too.

Next up was Excellent jumpers.

I just couldnt figure out how I wanted to run 5-10.   Most people FC after 5 or they post turned 6. I planned to serp 5-6 and then rc 7 and then front after 9.   After watching everyone, I just decided to go with my plan and see what happens. It worked. 50 excellent JWW runs and we finally got a second Q.

Awesome run. But then the timer, scribe and judge all went to the middle of the ring and started talking. I thought , Oh crap. I guess something happened to the timer. It started before  Miley took the first jump. She said I could rerun but I told her I was good.  They said they would take 2 seconds off my time because they think thats how much time went by before we started. Heck , they could have added 2 seconds to my time and I would have been ok with that. LOL

Standard was next.

Nice run but she jumped on and off the table. When she did that I said, "no" much harder then I meant to. I thought I would here "tweet" but I didnt.  I worked on the teeter the last two weeks but I guess I have more work to do.
Sorry I dont have time to finish this. More later.


Chris and Ricky said...

Awesome runs! I am so happy for you!

Elayne said...

Congrats on your Jumpers Q and nice runs. You guys look great out there.

Sara said...

All 3 runs looked beautiful. Boy, was that first course tough! You guys looked so smooth, despite it being so twisty turny. Very impressive.

Helen said...

You guys (gals) looked great!!! Don't you love it when you have that feeling of seeing every take-off and landing. The first time I had that was with my Ceilidh's first Master Jumpers. I felt like I was watching the run a split second before it happened and that Ceilidh and I were connected by a rubber band. I didn't tell anyone for the longest time about that feeling. When I finally did, someone said to me, "you were in the zone". I run every run in hopes of feeling like that again. It's just awesome.

Priscilla Phang said...

Two of you were simply awesome!