Walking My Dogs Is A Full Body Workout

This afternoon the weather here in Wyoming had improved greatly from this morning’s snow and cold temperatures. It is now sunny and in the 40’s. The husband and I decided we would try to take our dogs for a walk. Now, walking our dogs is a full on workout. They are horrible on a leash. It is completely our fault as we never really worked with them on a leash because they have always been able to pretty much run free.

Anyway, they pull, yank, stop short, and have to sniff everything, and I mean EVERYTHING. So a walk that could take 10 minutes takes hours. Oh not to mention the upper body workout I get with the dogs fighting them to stay on the sidewalk and not dragging me into people’s yards or better yet oncoming traffic.

We did about a mile with them and decided that was enough. ¬†The husband will be home for a few weeks before he heads off to work for 3 months so I’m hoping that the weather will cooperate and be nice enough for afternoon or evening walks in which we can take the dogs. The only way they will get better is if we continue to take them out. Plus it’s a good workout for me.