I grabbed the notion of running with intention for the whole day. I was a little worried about Brody’s fitness (never having done a two full day trial I had no idea how a three day one just 4 days after his first two day would be. Apparently I have conditioned him well.. I worked out a plan and stuck to it – for him and me but never having tried it before I wasn’t sure what would happen.
Our first run was standard and there was a tunnel dog walk discrimination that looked an awful lot like the aframe we had issues with Saturday. I was DETERMINED that error would not happen again – Brody ended up running a clear round under time! (He placed second in the class as well behind a very cute cocker who had struggled with both standard runs prior to Sunday.)
Our second run was colours and I let up on my goal of running with intention – it was clear and the weaves were excellent but it was a bit slower – we got the q but it was a bit close for comfort. He handled some tricky tunnel entries cleanly though.
Our last run was nearly at the end of the day and I had considered pulling out and heading home but I checked in with Brody and he seemed quite keen to run.. it was snookers too – one of my favourite classes so I decided to try it. I changed my plan a BILLION times but eventually worked out a short path that ad flow and got us our required points without doing the last two obstacles if I ran out of time. Walking to the start line I decided even if we had time I was running for the table (end point for games) rather then doing the weaves as I wanted to end a wonderful weekend on a real HIGH and Brody loves the race for the table. I ran with serious intention and Brody was FABULOUS. He NAILED the course path laid out and we had a couple of spots we could RACE each other so we had a blast!
We decided to stay and cheer the canuks _ I had heard Xena and Emma were top contenders adn knew other folks (like Pat and Lesley) had good weekends too.
So glad I did as I am now looking at a plaque for Brody – High in Standard for his level and his height – WOW!
(a sad note – right as they called Brody somebody in the crowd collapsed – so instead of any cheer there was a GASP as she went down – I have heard she’ll be OK but what a sad way to end the weekend eh?)
Brody ran 7/9 qs and placed in every class but snookers but I am thrilled with every run (apart from the tunnel/aframe thing – that just annoys me!)
he truly gets his game on for me – he is a ROCK STAR!