Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Snuggies & Four-Legged Friends

Well, I'm curled up with my warm Snuggie watching The Biggest Loser finale.  I'm rooting for Amanda to win the title and Abby to win the at-home prize.  Guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens ...

In light of the finale, I dusted off my Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred video over the weekend.  While it's only 20 minutes, my arms are still sore.  And, because it's short, there's no excuses why I can't fit it into my schedule.

I also re-discovered the Fit TV channel last night -- a plethora of exercise shows to keep my workouts interesting and anything but boring, especially on these rainy winter days.  I even attempted Shimmy last night, based off belly dancing.  Yeah, so my hips don't exactly move like Shakira, but it was a great ab workout without feeling like one.

I'm guessing after this finale I'll have to trade in my Snuggie for my sweats and attempt a quick workout before bed.  If this rain will ever stop, I'm thinking of turning my husky into my new running buddy.  She's been about as lazy as I have over the past few months, and I know it'll be good for the both of us.  

But I am a little nervous -- should I use a collar or harness?  Does she need a warm up?  I'm pretty sure she's in better shape than I am, but still want to start her right.  Any other tips to running with dogs??


Marci said...

I wanted Amanda to win, but I'm glad that Rudy guy didn't!

Adam said...

Gosh, they ALL looked so amazing. I didn't even reconize the winner guy!!

Racn4acure said...

Hi Katie - thanks for your kind comment. When I would run with my husky, long gone, I would use a choke collar because otherwise he would pull too hard. But ask around. I've been really lazy lately. Getting up in the pitch black to run just does not feel appealing right now. Need to get back into it. Art

Katie said...

I know, didn't they all look amazing?!

And Art -- thanks for the advice. It would have come in really handy today!

Shawn said...

I run with my goggie all the time. I'm lucky because he's not a puller so we go out with just his normal collar. He warms up with me and cools down with me. For longer runs I try to make sure there's places for him to get a drink - he needs to hydrate as much, if not more, then I do! If you really get into running with your pooch I would suggest looking up a leash called "The Buddy System" it's awesome and lets you run 'hand's free' I know at least one friend who tweeked his back from the unconscious change in stride when running with a leash in his hand.

If you really want to have some fun - look up doggie races. There are a lot of 5 and 10K races that allow you to take your dog along!

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