My dog walks sloooooowly
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
I love my dog, but he is not the speediest walking partner. He is old and achy and walks pretty darn slow. He still loves to walk, however, so I take him with me for 20 minutes or so a day. That's about his max; if we go too far, he will plant his feet and turn his head toward home, telling me, "Okay Mom, I'm like, getting close to 90 in dog years and I can't take much more!" Sometimes I get frustrated that he can't walk fast any more, but then I think about how nice it is to spend time with him, making memories that I will treasure when he is gone. I would feel terrible leaving him at home, just so I can take a faster walk. So I take him on our slow-ish walks and then try to incorporate as much brisk walking into my day as I possibly can, taking every opportunity I can think of to just speed around and get my heart rate up.
I made my goal of two ST sessions last week and have yet to do even one session this week. Since it is now Wednesday night, I guess I better get in gear. On Friday, we are having a yoga class at work, which I am looking forward to. I haven't been going to yoga lately because I haven't been able to afford it, so I am excited about this class. I have tried doing yoga with videos, but I have a hard time getting into it without being in an actual class. I do like Pilates videos, though, so maybe I will do one of those tomorrow in between work and my evening grad school class.