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    Madison Dog Morning Walk

    We have a nine year old female black lab named Madison. I have been taking her with me on my morning walk lately. This morning we did 3/4 mile.
    She is resting on the living room floor now.

    Several years ago, I had a heart attack and made a midnight ride to the ER. After getting out, I read a book on fitness walking. I walk 3/4 mile each morning.
    I have fully recovered and am in good health.

    I am posting this in case any of you have issues I suggest that you google "fittness walking" and get started.

    I don't know why I posted this, but maybe it will inspire some one that needs it.

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    Glad to read that you took Madison along for your walk! We have a young dog in our lives and she turned 1 year old this summer. She and I go for daily walks at a fast pace and after 4 miles, one of us is still ready and able to race around for a few more miles. Going for walks with your dog is a great way to spend some time each day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Chance in Iowa View Post
    Going for walks with your dog is a great way to spend some time each day.
    True that.

    Just wish the little furball didn't make quite as much of a frantic fuss at the sight of white socks or the smell of sunscreen: sometimes I have activities that require one or the other but don't include him.
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    I started walking with the goal of going 1.5 miles in about 30 minutes for 30 days straight. It was miserable but I made it, then upped to my goal to 100 days. Then a year. I have done it every day for 440 days. The biggest benefit for me is not the physical but the mental. I either listen to music, woodworking podcasts or nothing. Political podcasts are prohibited. No matter how bad the day has gone, I always feel better when I am done.

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    While I cycle about 100 miles a week I get out for a walk with the dog most every day but take a really long one with her once or twice a week. I take my wife's grandfather, who is in a nursing home, out to play, of all things, disc golf. We usually go very early and mostly on weekdays so I can bring my Basset "Mudflap" with us. We go to a course that is very secluded away from the other areas of the park so I can let her off leash. While we walk about 3.5 miles total for the round she runs at least 10 miles through the woods only popping out to watch us putt and tee off. She normally sleeps until the next day once we get home. She enjoys disc golf more than we do!
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    Madison and I just returned from our walk. It is brisk cloudy morning in Galveston county Texas.
    It is a great day to be alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Huskey View Post
    ...so I can bring my Basset "Mudflap" with us.
    Best. Dog. Name. Ever.
    Yoga class makes me feel like a total stud, mostly because I'm about as flexible as a 2x4.
    "Design"? Possibly. "Intelligent"? Sure doesn't look like it from this angle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee DeRaud View Post
    Best. Dog. Name. Ever.
    The best dog name is "Five Miles", then you can say you walked five miles every time you take your dog for a walk.
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    Someday.......

    For the time being,,,,It's probably better for me to stick with the water & avoid the dry land ....

    I tried the morning walk last Tuesday & I fall down go boom .

    Tripped on an uneven section of sidewalk, skinned up my hands, bonked my snout on the concrete & bashed my head a bit. My glasses got twisted all cattywampus...
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    Rich ,I felt the full pain of your injuries as I read. Your writing is too artful and graphic! Tone it down! And rest and heal
    fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee DeRaud View Post
    Best. Dog. Name. Ever.
    It was all my wife, she decided she wanted to name a dog Mudflap (long story) and then decided it had to be a Basset since, well they have mudflaps. She is famous too, used by a US Senator to good effect in his election commercials. Go 13 seconds in.



    NOTE: this is NOT a political statement, my wife signed an NDA (ended at first airing) regarding the commercial and we had no idea who/what the commercial was for until it actually aired. All Mudflap cared about was she got paid and had a spending spree at Pet Smart.


    I should mention how great walking is for maintaining and restoring health. My wife's grandfather had gotten to the point he could only walk about 100 yards before severe pain from peripheral vascular disease set in. He began walking regularly again after the surgery and 3 months later we got caught in a summer rainstorm about a mile from the car and I had to lengthen my stride to keep up with him and he is 4 inches shorter than me.

    Walking and time with dogs are both excellent medicine, especially when taken together.
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    I can’t agree more with the last hung said...

    “Both walking and dogs are great Medicine”

    My grandmother is 80msomehting years old. Has walked 2-r miles a day her whole life. She is in better shape than any one of her seven children. All her peers are dying around her. She doesn’t really drink though and nor does she eat healthy or unhealthy she just does just about everything in moderation. Seems she is onto something.

    Amazing how far a little common sense and discipline can go.

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    Wife and I walk daily on our rural timberland. Walks include 1 dog and 3 cats. If we don't get moving soon enough in the morn it's the cats that raise a ruckus. Our old dog, 14 YO, passed a couple months ago. She would go to, up until the last few weeks. Quite a sight to turn around and see our menagerie all tagging along. They all go even when it snows, they just follow in our snowshoe tracks.

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    Wow that’s a beautiful image.

    I also walk my dogs religiously. Sadly I lost one of my two about three weeks ago suddenly to cancer.

    But man the picture you painted of snowshoeing and them all following behind makes my heart warm. The first 5-7 years of my two dogs lives we hiked year round 5-10 miles a day. Winter time I would cut the tracks for them with snow shoes also. What wonderful memories.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Bueler View Post
    Wife and I walk daily on our rural timberland. Walks include 1 dog and 3 cats. If we don't get moving soon enough in the morn it's the cats that raise a ruckus. Our old dog, 14 YO, passed a couple months ago. She would go to, up until the last few weeks. Quite a sight to turn around and see our menagerie all tagging along. They all go even when it snows, they just follow in our snowshoe tracks.

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