Friday, April 4, 2008

Plan B

"When at first things don't succeed, perhaps it's time to seek Plan B"

Bandit didn't do so well with the petsitter while we were on vacation. While it's fresh in my mind, I wanted to investigate alternatives for next time. I must thank Cindy, because she tipped me off to something that led to a potential Plan B (kennelling with day camp option). We tested the waters with Doggy Day Care today, and he did well with that. Yay!! Thank you, Cindy!!

After dropping him off this morning, it was my intention to get in a good swim, 1600-2000 meters depending on how I was feeling. I arrived at the gym that has the pool that I swim at to find no cars in the parking lot, no lights in the building, and the doors locked. Hmmmm. That can't be good. I came home, contacted a friend that also swims there and discovered that they closed the doors for good last Friday. So now I need a Plan B for swimming as well. Grrrr.

Looking at the comments from my lack of cycling last month was interesting. Seems like there are two schools of thought out there. Some of you encouraging me to get back on my bike, and others who think it's okay that I haven't been cycling. My absolute favorite comment came from brendaj who offered the perfect plan B "You could just become a runner! That would justify buying a lot more skirts!!" Ha! Now that's my kind of thinking!! :)

With swimming off the list of options for today, I needed a Plan B for my workout. The weather was delightful, so I decided to change into cycling gear, put air in the tires of my Lemond, and head off for a short 12 mile ride at lunchtime.

As it turns out, sometimes Plan B isn't so bad after all.

16 comments:

  1. Uh, that must be Balance One you belonged to. What a shame and waste of a great pool! I think the owners didn't know how to market the place well. Glad you got out on your bike-see it isn't that bad..

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  2. What a pain about your pool!
    Plan B will come along soon. Maybe you just like riding your bike in the warm weather? sounds like a Plan!

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  3. One other dog sitting thought. There are several individuals who will come to your home multiple times a day and take care of your dog. My parents found that this works well for them, that there dogs are more comfortable at home.
    Sorry about the gym...that is crazy!

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  4. Sometimes Plan B works out better, huh? ;-)

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  5. Copper has done well in doggie day care when he has gone. Actually, back when we had both dogs it revealed some funny dynamics between them. Copper was always somewhat intimidated by his "brother" at home, but seemed to like being around him at day care.

    That's funny that you linked to me in your blog entry since I had just thought of you in writing my last entry so I had just linked to you!

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  6. That's why I always write my plans in pencil.

    Too bad about the gym. What a shocker. Good luck with the swim but way to go on the bike.

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  7. Way to move to plan B instead of blowing it off all together. Sounds like it worked out.

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  8. Everytime we sent our late beagle pet to the kennel I think I felt worse than he did.

    Keep rocking and I hope you soon find a pool you can depend on.

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  9. I say buy yourself more skirts AND ride your bike more :-)

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  10. Having a bsckup plan is always good. Not only does it help when the unexpected happens, like your pool closing, but it also helps when you just don't want to do a particular workout! Too bad about the pool! That can be a problem.

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  11. You're right! Sometimes plan B isn't too bad after all! :)

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  12. Haha! Glad you got back on the bike - though you can still get all the skirts you want!

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  13. You're welcome! I'm glad Bandit did well with the doggy daycare. We picked up Dink and Lucy last night and they both did well :) I think it was better this time because they stayed together. Dink had no nervous tummy this time..YAY!!

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  14. Glad the doggy day care worked out! Sorry about the pool :<(. Until I joined the gym it was so tough to find spots to swim!

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  15. It's amazing the amount of energy and creativity it takes to care for our canines, isn't it? But they're worth it! Glad you've found the fit for Bandit.

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