Today, we’re reviewing all we learned together so far for the task of bringing me to a safe, happy place.
Scout and Liberty running me into my safe and happy place in the above photo. In a few days we continue our Safe Place task training. As well as restart our running after a few weeks of no running. The runs will be short but good. Within a few minutes of running the endorphins should kick in and bring me to my safe & happy place. Today however we will work on Scout simply going to his safe spot like so:
Once again, making sure the basics are well known help in learning and or performing more difficult tasks. Having the rest of our pack around is great because it allows us to have more distractions and learn how to handle those distractions. Not that Liberty and Freedom are bad distractions- they are joys to have around but still can distract us from trainings.
Other things we’ll be working on today
Also today, we’ll be planning our training for September and attempting to contact possible sponsors. I will attempt to write letters to them to tell them about my goals, who I am, and how they can be involved, as well as what they will obtain from being involved.
Plans and all
Starting June 1- we will start our running up again. We will start with short runs totaling 1 to 2 miles at first, working back up to longer distances. Being warmer weather, we will be prepared with the proper foot and paw protection, we will carry water/ H2O with us, even on short runs. Of course always on leash running. We will be asking a friend or two to join us every so often, but with the crazy schedules of others we will not hold others to it. Running in the early morning hours- between 6am and say 9am will be a goal of ours. We will run on weekdays only for awhile. Until we head into July training we will add one weekend day into our training. We had found out that our dog jog 5k race has been cancelled due to construction on the course and not getting the appropriate permits therefore, unless I can work with the people who put on the race to make it a go. I am willing to do what it takes to make the race a go! You can visit www.strongislandrunningclub.com to keep up with this and offer your help. We will also start watching what we eat and our portion sizes right away.
So our pre- training is just as important if not more important than our actual training in July! Stretching also is mandatory and will be completed before or after each run , preferably after when the body is warmed up which again will reduce the risk of injury! If you stretch cold muscles you can tear muscles, tissues, ligaments, etc. So be careful to stretch correctly, in upcoming blogs we will discuss this further as well, and in more depth, so keep checking in with us.
Sign off until tomorrow!
Until tomorrow have a happy and healthy tail waggin’ day.