This morning, Kona and I set out to make it up the trail we didn't finished last Monday. We usually make it up this peak once a week. At 5 miles round trip, it's quick enough to do before work, but with 1500 feet of elevation gain in 2.5 miles, it gets my heart working.
I started out feeling the slough of dehydration. Despite waking up in the middle of the night to drink a bottle of water, I was too low on fluids from a busy Sunday. It always takes me a couple of days to feel rehydrated, so up the trail with a headache I went.
Despite not feeling 100%, I got into a good rhythm. I enjoyed watching Kona take in the sniffs. When she yanked me off the trail to pounce something hiding under tall grass, I couldn't help but laugh at loud watching her enthusiasm. She pounces just like a coyote, jumping straight in the air to come down on her prey. (Often a lizard.)
When we got to the top, I took in the mountains.
Kona gets a good while of sniff time up top for a job well done on the trail. She was not at all into posing as there were too many things to take in.
She paused only for seconds at a time, but I think she was happy.
Happy Birthday Kona
Today Kona turns two. It's been a year of slow, hard, but good progress for the two of us. Happy birthday Girl!