Hi there, HelloHawk,
This question has been asked, in different ways, a number of times in a few different teams, as far as I can remember.
The replies vary, probably because we are encouraged in SP to do what we can.
Some folks don't count things like walking the dog or walking to the library, purely because these are part of their daily/weekly lives and routines.
Other folk include these daily and weekly routines, cos it's all good movement and exercise.
What I do, for my own counting, is to include routine movement ONLY so long as my heart rate and breathing were both increased during the time as a result of the activity.
I therefore tend to walk much faster when I'm out and about on my own than I would otherwise, just so as not to "waste" that time and movement!
Enjoy your walks with the dog.
Enjoy your running as well, if you want to keep it up.
So long as you feel well and are not causing yourself and your body distress or pain - go for it and have fun
in Scotland, UK BST
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