I have to say, my posts have not been as regular as I had hoped, but.. here it comes.. excuse time! Ok, time to confess!! I hurt my hand at work, my work dog pulled one way and I/my thumb went the other, Ive been in a brace for a few weeks but I am doing ok. I am now allowed to do a little bit with it! So here I am! You may have also noticed on Instagram and Facebook that there hasn't been any lifting in the gym either, however, this brings me to my point that an injury shouldn't stop you from exercising! And it hasn't at all! Now I am not talking about all injuries as everyone is different, but my injury is my left hand and I don't need this to go for a run or to jump on my bike that is set up on the wind trainer.. nope.. get on with it is the call from Coach Ayla who has hung out with me through out this crappy injury.
Now I am pretty lucky that I have trained Ayla to run off lead so she has been able to come for runs. She has been loving her running, in fact she basically loses her mind when she knows its time for her run and if I get ready and then delay, I pretty swiftly have a Labrador nose pushing my butt out the door! Not so comfy..
As always whilst exercising with Ayla, I throw in a little doggy training to reinforce things like her recall or anything I can do along the way, even jumping on to park benches and waiting. In this environment she is so happy and having so much fun she doesn't even realise she is learning! I make everything a game and super fun! Makes for a more active and interesting run also, keeping us both engaged.
The tip for today is to keep up your fitness and to work around obstacles. Don't let excuses find there way in, fitness is so important for your physical health and your mental health.. and lets not forget how important it is for you dog! It helps them with their physical and mental health as well and if you throw in some training you'll have a happy all rounded dog.... less holes in your backyard!
Keep it real!