Jogging with the Dogs
Sunday, October 24, 2010
One of my fitness goals is to one day be able to take my dogs for a run. This time last year, that was a laughable goal for certain. Well, today I decided I would take ONE of my dogs to the park and attempt to jog with him for a while. I was feeling good in my new workout clothes and my new sports bra (yes, in smaller sizes...Woo Hoo!) that I got yesterday. I prepared my "dog purse" for the trip with treats, water, bowl, and pooper scoopers. Those of you that know me, know that Rascal is my favorite so I was going to take him. Those of you that know me also know that Rosie is my husband's favorite. So, it "bothered" my husband that I was only going to take Rascal and not Rosie. So, my daughter decided that she wanted to go with me and walk Rosie while I attempted to jog with Rascal. This became to be a detrimental decision. My daughter whined and complained after less than one lap (1/3 mile) that I was going too fast and she was tired. Even though I didn't plan on trying to jog with both dogs, then I ended up with both while she sat on a bench and waited.
So, the results are that I jogged/walked my dogs for a mile today. My next goal will be to jog a mile (no walking) with them and then hopefully be able to pick up the speed and go even longer. Plus, lesson learned...next time, I will be going with ONE dog by myself! LOL
I am giving myself a pat on the back for today. My doggies are thanking me for the trip to the park today and they will love me even more when I am able to run with them longer.