Gabrielle Blackburn (zingerq) wrote,
Gabrielle Blackburn

ZIng SE Regionals
"We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves."

-Lynn Hall

Zing was brilliant at the SE Regionals.  He picked up both his GP and Steeplechase bye with two podium finishes.  I was mostly thrilled that I didn't have to drive to another regional.  As much as I enjoy traveling, I really just like being home.

"The boy's a timebomb...."

Zing was equally good at nationals, and finished third in finals.  This was his ninth trip to final- a perfect streak.  (I probably just jinxed it!)  Again, I really couldn't have been happier with my red kid.  He always tries so hard for me.

We just got back from our last summer trial in Arcadia.  Currently, this is the only indoor trial site in FL.  It's COLD.  But really nice.

I've been really busy this year.  I was determined to make this my year of change.  I'm working on becoming more organized, planning my future, and the more physically obvious change of getting in better shape.  I was horribly out of shape at the New Year trial thanks to gaining more weight over the holidays.  My mom finally told me that I needed to do something about it and I was shocked when I got on the scale.  Originally, I was just hoping to drop 30 pounds before AKC Nationals (which I did).  Today, I'm down 86 pounds since mid-January (a 15 pound drop since Regionals).  I'd still like to take off 20 before Cynosport to get in the better shape for Zing.  He's tired of me always being late!  The dogs are also working on their conditioning and are eating a raw/home cooked diet.  We're becoming health freaks. ;)

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."
-Maria Robinson


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