In honor of Koly and Kelly’s K9 Kamp, the name of my blog, and the fact that this is something I do A LOT of, today’s post is about going for a walk. It seems strange that I haven’t written more about this, but really, when you go on at least two walks a day, it becomes something mundane and not blogworthy.
However, the first week’s challenge in K9 Kamp is to walk a minimum of 60 minutes. Gwynn and I were totally game. I’ve been warned that this is the easy/warmup/practically-not-a-challenge challenge, but the fact remains – walking, I can do.
Gwynn hasn’t even missed out on swimming and dog-park time, since the nearest dog park is about a 20 minute walk away, and the nearest water I’m willing to let him go into is about the same.
I’ll admit, not all these pictures are from the same walk, or the same season… but they give a general idea of what a walk, for Gwynn and I, is all about. I’m just not good at bringing out my camera or phone on walks.
For the challenge week, we made it out every day for at least 60 minutes. I tried to increase my walking speed, but, to be honest, I have no idea if it actually increased all that much. I tend to enjoy watching the scenery, and tend to slow down when I’m not thinking ‘walk faster than usual, walk faster than usual’. We walked with Sadie for a lot of the walks, which certainly helped ensure that Gwynn got an extra bit of running.
So, without further ado: A walkthrough of a typical walk!
Proper footwear is key.
We usually start off in the neighbourhood.
We like to go into the creek valley…
To the dog park…
To the beach…
Gwynn’s favourite walks are the ones that Sadie comes on.