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Trying to stay healthy
« on: April 28, 2007, 07:43:02 AM »
Today
1 h bodyweight strength training (which is also cardio, balance and stretching), 1 h hill hike (rougher than jogging, I tell ya).

1 h means everything between 55 and 65 min...  ;)

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2007, 12:02:52 AM »
Sunday morning
30 min jog along the lake.  :)


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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2007, 07:15:24 AM »
1 h bodyweight training, 1 h hill hike and 45 min upper body weight training. I wonder if I need to do upper body twice a week. It's really not strong at all.

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2007, 03:45:26 AM »
1 h hill hike, 1 h bodyweight training. Also three short walks (about 30 min each) in the forest with the dog.

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2007, 07:25:08 AM »
I can't believe how tired I am today. The dog is wearing me out completely. Advice for new dog owners: don't buy a big dog (settle for a cat).

Three short walks with the dog. 1 h bodyweight training.


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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2007, 12:56:45 PM »
I want a big dog just so that it forces me to work out!   :D  What kind of pup did you get?

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2007, 02:24:21 PM »
I got a 3-year old Golden Retriever.  :) He doesn't come when I call for him, he doesn't recognize his name. He won't walk properly, he's dragging me after him - but he's not agressive, atleast. The animal shelter people really wanted him out of the place he was in now (his third home?). He's a lot of work.  :-\

Before the weekend I didn't even know I was getting a dog this fast. I had been looking in to puppies from a kennel. There is a lot to teach him, and also to make him trust me. I'm so tired lately. I have to be around him most of the time the first days. School was a disaster today. I have faith that he will learn the basics eventually (by eventually I mean hopefully within a month...). I'm sleeping on the floor with him. Not comfy...  :(

Be sure to raise a good dog if you get one. Otherwise your exercise with the big dog will be chasing him.  :P Not fun.  ::)

He'll get there, and then it will actually be fun to take him for a walk.

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2007, 09:10:43 AM »
Only two short walks with the dog. I got someone to walk him while I was at school. Bodyweight training 1 h. Love it.  8)

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2007, 12:29:06 PM »
3 walks with the dog, 1 h 5 min hill hike, 1 h bodyweight training.  :)

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2007, 10:26:35 AM »
1 h 5 min hill hike. Dog came with me. It's the same route as yesterday, but we were gone longer than that. So it was quite slow paced. 1 h body weight training. 2 short walks with the dog.

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2007, 08:29:44 AM »
Still walking the dog and doing strength training, but the weather has gotten colder, and it's not as tempting to hike anymore... Cold! Windy! Brrrr.

Also, after I got the dog (one week ago), I haven't been able to get out of bed to have a morning jog, a couple of times a week. In fact, I've been so tired that I've slept in most days, and have been late for school every single day the last week.  :(

Every time I take him for a walk, the focus is on teaching him this and that. It doesn't constitue as physical exercise (more patience  :P ).

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2007, 01:56:48 PM »
Sounds like this dog is an excellent lesson in zen practice!  Keep up the good work.   :D Suze

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2007, 07:29:03 AM »
Thank you.  :) Yes, he's sure testing my patience. Yesterday I gave up calling on him and pulled him by his leash. I know that's not the right reaction, but I just wanted to scream at him "you stupid ## ## ##!!!" after trying for ten minutes. :D I think I handled it okay, seeing the situation.  ;)

I give him time, but this time it was like he was just looking at me, going "lalala I caaaaan't heeeaar youuuu!".  :P I think Golden Retrievers in general are easily distracted.

Jogging in PE! Finally I am back to jogging!  :) Hard. But fun.  :)

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2007, 01:10:04 AM »
I have been exercising since, what, mid-May, was it?  :P But it's been very much school and dog. He's gotten so much better (lacking a little on reliability). It's night and day having a dog that is trained!

Sunday: 3 h hike in the mountains.
Monday: 3 h hike in the mountains.

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2007, 12:35:42 PM »
If you want to see something funny, try walking a cat.  He'll just look at you like you've lost your mind.  "What, you think I'm a dog or something?!?"   ;D