When life gets in the way

Hello my fellow fitness freaks! Sorry it’s been a while since I made a post. Sadly it’s been equally as long since I had a good sweat sesh. My husband and I adopted a new dog on Sunday (yay!) but almost immediately, my husband fell ill. So between training the new puppers (Gambit), making sure he gets a long with the old puppers (Caspian), and taking care of my husband, there hasn’t been a whole lot of time for me.

Don’t get me wrong, there has been plenty of walks. But the new pup is very reactive to people and dogs and bikes, so walking him involves a lot of patience and training. I’m trying to train that loud bark response out of him by desensitizing him to things and also by rewarding his quiet responses. It takes constant vigilance!

Training Gambit not to bark in the car

I did finally manage to take the new pup out for a short run this morning! 3.2 Km around the blocks around my house. That definitely helped to quell some of his abundant 3.5 year old energy!

Chilling in the sun together after Gambit’s had a run

My husband seems to be slowly on the mend, so hopefully things will return to normal around here soon and I can get back to my training plan with Trainer Britt. For now, I am focused on all 3 of my boys, and taking as many long walks and slow jogs as I can squeeze in! Even though I’m looking after other people and animals who can’t do that for themselves right now, it’s important that I keep my strength and energy and fluids up too. ‘You can’t pour from an empty cup’ as they say, so I gotta make sure my cup stays full for both me and them! The jog this morning was tough, not my best work, and the dog was distracting, so not the same zen feeling a run usually gives, but it was active, and fun and got us outdoors. So I’ll take it!

How do you guys manage to make the time for your sweat sesh when life just seems to be standing in your way of an active life style?

Published by Runner's High

I am a self proclaimed gym rat and trail running lover, but I haven't always been. It took me a long time to find the peace and joy that physical fitness can provide!

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