Tuesday, August 5, 2008

hot dawg! (blanche!)


So I must say thanks to Bitt's Blog, miss stacey s, and this little climbing monkey for inspiring me to go get some exercise this morning. B. lanche and I went for a 1.5 mile run this morning, which may not seem like much, but for her was a lot. I am only in slightly better shape than she is. When she was a puppy I used to HAVE to walk her 3 miles everyday or she would be UP THE WALL with energy. When she got a little older and stopped needing as many walks, and alex moved in with us and taught her the fine art of napping, I took a much wanted walking vacation. I mean, we still walk, but usually just a mile or two, and long walks like once a week. Well this pup dog is pretty out of shape and not so great with the heat. She isn't fat but she has a lot of muscle mass and I would imagine you have to be in pretty good cardiovascular shape to move that bulk quickly. We are going to be running more often as long as my ouch will let me. Maybe I will get into the injury at some point, but I prefer to ignore it as much as possible.
Alex even said he would run with us. WHAT?!!! Crazy!
Anyway she is crashed on the floor right now but as soon as we both cool down I am going to make a delish green smoothie to share with her, she earned it...

Oh and aimee, I don't know if I ever answered the question about how she does running with me. When she was a pup she wouldn't keep a steady cadence, it was run, sprint, walk, stop, sprint, stop, run... Now she does much better, mostly because she gets tired quick I think! although hopefully she will be so used to it by the time she is in great shape that she won't revert back to sprinting. I make her wear her gentle leader and only a couple times a run does she try to stop or pull me across the street. I think she mostly is just excited to move forward and see where we are going.

4 comments:

RawkYouLikeAHurricane said...

Awwww! You and Blanche should take a photo together for the Green Smoothie Mustache Challenge! I posted one last night and I look PSYCHO in it!

HiHoRosie said...

Nice work SB and Blanche! Time for me to work out.

Be careful with those ow-wees.

badash said...

Ha ha Actually i think personal training would be fun. Hmm... i will have to look into that! =)

And yeah, i totally feel you in the 811-eventually kinda thing...

I mean, it just makes so much sense and its like HUMANS EATING STRAIGHT FROM NATURE, as is, no fancy pancy meals.

but i feel ya-- thats why i fell off the 811 wagon - i wanted more fat and i wanted more fun (as in creating apple pies and stuff)

but now i'm kind of getting sick of the fat, and i am giving it another go.


i'll make some posts about it along the way!

Aimee (Bitt) said...

Blanche is such a trooper! Sienna gets way too tired, I can barely get her to go more than a block without stopping on a walk. She acts like she's sniffing but really I think she is lazy.