This week I’m working with two new fitness gadgets:
That’s Lucy on the left and Holly on the right. They are my walking buddies this week while their family enjoys sun, sand, and surf.
To be honest, I didn’t really expect dog walking to fulfill my daily exercise obligation. That was, of course, before I actually walked them. These two dogs can move, especially Lucy! Holly and I are having to hot-foot/paw it to keep up! Fortunately, given their dog-ness, we have frequent sudden stops to investigate some interesting aroma…or to make a potty stop. (I now know where the poo in poodle comes from–I’m running out of plastic bags!)
I prefer to look at all this stopping and starting as intervals, and since we’re doing two walks a day, I’m counting it as my exercise for the day. It feels like enough.
After a week of testing these “gadgets”, I don’t see myself obtaining any for at-home use, but I’m definitely going to continue to pursue the pet-sitting/dog-walking biz. It’s fun and immensely entertaining, besides being a great way to move!
What unexpected fitness “gadgets” have you discovered? Do your dogs provide a good workout opportunity? Does anyone ever take a cat for a walk?