Then, magically, Mother Nature decided she loved us. The sun came out. The temperatures rose. The ice melted.
On Sunday, we got a nice stroll in at the State Park. There was actually a little bit of a trail visible (a big change from a few days earlier). We got a second walk in at the park on Monday as Barley's reward for being a good girl while getting her nails trimmed at the vet. We splashed in some puddles, but we'll take that over ice any day. There was still a little snow for the Abominable Snow Pup to enjoy.
There were also a few clear sections of the beach, so we got to extend our walk a little farther. Barley loved getting to smell new smells and kick up some sand.
The later sunsets gave us a chance to get out for a walk after agility class, too. We saw a few deer--and accidentally scared them out onto the semi-frozen river--and the trails were 100% clear of snow and ice and there were very few puddles. Barley was happy that she could trot through the snow along the trails, too.
After a few nice neighborhood walks, too, we ended the week with 23.95 miles, which puts us at 143 miles for the year. We've still got some ground to make up, but it feels like we're getting back on track. Happy FitDog Friday everyone!