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Remembering the importance of living – and walking – each day

The female DG’s blog focus has long been on “jogging at dawn,” first chronicled on First Blush, with the male DG doing the photo duties until his diagnosis of glioma four years ago curtailed his morning outings. She shifted to Gimpy and Grumpy a year ago, leading up to and following surgery to repair her partially torn Achilles tendon. Lately she’s been thinking that her dawn musings are vastly unimportant and that she’d return to chronicling how she and the male DG (dual gimpy and grumpy) are making every attempt to live each day. But she while she got off to an OK good start, she’s fallen short the last two days. And there were opportunities, such as today’s outing to photograph a spectacular new residence for InMenlo, which brought out the shutterbug in the male DG (post to go live next week). She meant to take photos of him taking photos.

So here she was on Friday evening without anything to post – after a pretty good day and early dinner at favorite restaurant Evvia – when she spotted on Facebook the musings of the man who took her place two days a week walking, if not jogging, at dawn. Scott has been an important anchor in their lives the past two years. That he thought to mark the anniversary of his and the male DG’s walking together, along with wonderful dog Lily, incredibly touching…

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The tradition of walking in the rain

Cat on a porch in Menlo ParkIn their days of long runs and even longer hikes (usually accompanied by trusty Australian Shepherd Cassie), rain rarely caused a “rain out.” Equipped with waterproof clothing, the DGs (then the DJs, Dawn Joggers) would head out in all but the most inclement weather. So with rain forecast for throughout the day, the decided on a two and a half mile loop down one side of San Francisquito Creek and up the other, a good leg stretcher that avoided the mud. Among a number of amusements including three wise men on the move, they spied a very pretty kitty, keeping dry on a front porch and perfectly planted among holiday decor.

Side note on the recent jogging: No ill affects on the Achilles tendon but some achy muscles as they wake up to a different kind of workout.

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