Its been a week since Ash Wednesday and the self-proclaimed restart of my couch to 5k experience. Having learned last year, if you haven’t been exercising regularly (above and beyond a daily activity routine) you need to start out slowly (i.e. a jogging and wa
lking combination). I was able to get one workout in this past week along with several dog walks.
The temperatures here in the northeastern USA have been brutally cold.
Brody, my short-legged miniature dachshund, is assisting me in easing back into a workout schedule. He is a fast walker and is always trying to pull me along at a faster pace. Why not use that to my advantage, right?
My goal is to be ready to start jogging continuously by the first week of April.
Big brother Jake has finally stopped panting, the excitement (or anxiety) from having to put up with Brody 24/7 is his new normal. We actually saw them laying down side by side. Both were exhausted. We spend most of the day telling Jake, “be nice,” but Brody is not playing by the same rules.
I discovered that Brody has two speeds when he’s not sleeping. There’s the mini trot, four or five steps followed by rest. The other speed is crazy puppy, a full out bolt across the lawn.
We have enjoyed our third straight night of restful sleep. Apparently it makes a huge difference if Brody is in his exercise pen with the crate door standing open. Oh, the little things in life sometimes make all the difference!