2nd week challenge for Nov. Lucious Lavenders. Walking!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Now I know that some of you are probably saying to yourself, Walking is just that walking. How can this be an interesting blog. Bear with me a few moments.

As most you all know I have a Welsh Springer Spaniel named Katie. Katie loves to to take walks. Since we moved to Norman we have been getting to know our neighborhood better almost everyday. When I first moved in walking down to the grade school and back was a big walk for us, 1/2 mile. The walk is all on the sidewalk no busy streets and can be done in 15 minutes with a dog. I know that isn't the fastest pace. We have to take into consideration that Katie is a spaniel and that has a terrific nose. She likes to smell everything as we go. Other dogs in the neighborhood greet us as we walk by each morning. Katie used to bark back at them when we first started this route. Now, she ignores them. She is alwsys up to greeting a new dog who is out for a walk with their owner or kids walking down the street.

Walking Katie on a daily basis has become part of my life I enjoy to the fullest. It is exercise, We both benefit from walking around the neighborhood. Most of all though it is one on one time for the two of us. Katie and I have increased our walking goals slowly over the past three months. We went from walking a 1/2 mile, to a mile, and just recently 1.40miles. We only do the 1.40miles on Saturday and Sunday.

Now that the weather is getting colder, I am not allowing it to hinder our walks. As long as there is no ice or snow on the ground we will keep up our neighborhood walking. The map your route part of your fitness tracker is a great tool for figuring out miles walked, and calories burned. I have a plan for when the roads are nasty. There is a mall not far from where I live and walking the mall will keep me going. Katie will have her backyard to play in. She thinks she is a snow bunny.
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    I'm glad you have such an awesome walking partner! Keep up the amazing work!
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    Peaches and I have started walking again. I have a great deal of pain when I walk on concrete or pavement, so I usually opt for one of the many trails in local parks. I actually end up walking farther on them - maybe it's the surroundings combined with the softer ground. I did purchase a Fitbit and like it so much more than the pedometer I was using. It has motivated me this week!
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    thank you so much for writing this. When I started exercising, again, a few months ago I started by just walking and found out I enjoyed it SO much. it cleared my head, and I enjoyed just walking in the quiet. Now it's going on 2 months since I've done any type of exercise at all, except with my fingers, so I think it's time to start emoticon again and maybe, when we get our new pup, I can train her to go on walks with me.
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    So proud of you Debbie. I am glad you have continued to increase your walking distances and made a plan for the inclimate weather. So happy that you and Katie have such an awesome relationship. I don't think it matters how fast you walk, activity of any kind is what our bodies need. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    You and Katie has a beautiful relationship. Sounds like she helps you as much as you help her. And, No, I don't think blogging about walking is unimportant. I remember the days when I couldn't walk - so for me - walking is the BEST! Wish I could borrow Katie! emoticon
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    emoticon emoticon It sounds like you and Katie are doing really great! Keep up the great work!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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