On to the Next Adventure!

Garrett DeLong

Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog, but that doesn’t mean that the BEYOND LIMITS team and I haven’t been staying busy. It’s been one busy semester with the organization and I want to share some of my experiences with you guys.
First off, we are already on our way to do our next adventure. This summer, Dr. J and Saint are going cross-country throughout the western United States with their van, Miracle. We are calling it “Going Back to the Roots.” The idea started because Dr. J is attending a conference in Denver, Colorado, in June. Dr. J thought that driving cross-country would be a perfect opportunity to visit her father’s hometown in Utah and pay her respects in his honor. She is also using this opportunity to stop and visit in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming: three places that she has always wanted to visit.
I think that this adventure is inspiring for so many reasons. For one, Dr. J is channeling her family ancestors because over a century ago, they literally walked across the country to the state of Utah. She is literally “going back to her roots.”
It’s also inspiring because this will bring awareness of handicap-accessible vehicles like Miracle. Many people assume that if you have physical challenges you cannot operate a vehicle, and this is simply not the case
Right now, Brandy and I are compiling a list of places throughout the four states where Dr. J and Saint could potentially speak. We think that many people will find their story to be very inspiring.
Needless to say, we’ve been staying very busy! That’s it for me right now. I’ll start posting a blog weekly to keep you guys updated on the process we are going through planning this trip. Hope you all have a good weekend!

Never Skip Leg Day

Hello everyone! It’s Saint again. I hope that you have all had a wonderful week since the last time we talked. The weather is warming up, which means that Mummy and I will be able to play outside in no time! I love the snow, but it can be so cold sometimes.
Even though Mummy and I aren’t playing in the snow every day, she still makes sure I get the exercise I need. When you go on as many adventures as Mummy and I, you must be in peak doggy condition.
Exercise begins first thing in the morning for Mummy and me. Before we go to work, Mummy and I run on the treadmill. Mummy always sets the speed on my treadmill to 2.7 mph. This is the perfect speed for me because I can break a sweat without tripping over my paws. Mummy and I will do this for 30 minutes. Sometimes we go for longer, but 30 minutes is just enough for me to maintain a healthy puppy body.
I love the treadmill Mummy got for me. I even got to pick it out myself! A few years ago, Mummy and I went into Sears to get one. One of the employees looked really confused when Mummy asked where the treadmills were located. She looked even more confused when Mummy said that it was for me! I wonder why she was so surprised.
Since we exercise in the morning, I’m usually ready for a nap in the early afternoon. My favorite place to nap is under Mummy’s desk. If she has to teach, then her lap is the next best thing. Mummy says I snore in class. I never hear it, so I don’t know if I believe her.
That’s it for me today. I hope you all have a wonderful day.