Bunny here at the keyboard writing a follow up to our participation in the 30/30 Challenge. We also used our walking every day to meet the Something Wagging challenge of strengthening our bond this month.
It wasn’t always easy, but we managed to complete the 30/30 Challenge and walked every day. Once we broke down and walked at Bass Pro because it was actually dangerous to be out in the weather and one night we counted our nursing home visit, which was an hour of very slow walking, but we got our walk in every day.
I am really glad Mom decided to accept the challenge on our behalf. Most nights, Dad and Morgan walked with us, so it meant that we got more quality family time in. It’s not the same as when we’re all at the house and the humans are watching television or working on the computer. Their attention was all on us and that was nice.
It also meant that we had a return to weekend hiking, which made Morgan and I very happy. It has been especially good for Mo to exercise her brain and her body. She seems a bit more centered on the days we’ve had a long hike or a good walk. She’s a lot more of a cracker dog when she misses that walk. I love our hiking adventures, though, because we get to see new places, people and things. Sometimes there are even other dogs there. I especially love sharing the history of the places that we visit, and Mom likes sharing the pictures.
Doing the Challenge has gotten us in good shape for the Idita Walk. Our normal circuit is about forty minutes around town, and if you walk thirty minutes every day you can complete the Idita Walk. Of course, we plan on finishing early, but we know we can do it. Mom and I are both already signed up. We have a secret hope of finally getting to hike Rock Cut State Park this winter, if we ever get some snow to make it pretty. It is supposed to be one of the prettiest winter parks in our state, and we are hoping to have a chance to hike there and see for ourselves.
The last thing I’d like to say is a little brag. I hope you’ll forgive me. I’ve done such a good job of walking Mom every day this month that I’ve walked ten pounds off her. I think that might be the best chance I have of keeping her walking through the Idita Walk, which starts tomorrow. I love it when good fun turns out to be good for you, too!