This month I challenged myself to walk my dog every single day. I usually only walk him of a weekend because I think I’m too busy during the week. As it turned out, I could usually find enough time to walk him of an evening, despite the cold. On evenings when it was cool and windy he would remind me that the challenge wasn’t just for me, it was for him too.
As an older dog it’s important that he keeps moving, so that’s what we both did, well, most of the time. :P
The first week started off well. Still on uni holidays I was able to walk Angus every day. On days that I worked we walked of a night. Despite the cold both Angus and myself were eager to get outside and walk around, not for as long as during the day mind you. We were never quite that eager! :P
During the second week of July I got sick. Typical, I know! And as a result we didn’t walk during the night which meant walks after work were a no-go. We missed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. On the bright side it was also raining on those days which made it a lot easier to skip and made me feel a little less guilty about it! ;)
During the third week my parents took up tennis and I joined in. Working full time meant that I had to choose between a walk with Angus or tennis of a night. Unfortunately we missed out on our Monday, Tuesday and Thursday walks. We did walk further on the weekend to try and make up for them. That’s got to be worth some credit, right?
The final week was tough. Uni went back on Monday and I still had work during the week. We ended up walking half the week, which isn’t too bad considering how busy I got. I’ve told Angus I’ll make it up to him next week. :)
I think challenging myself to walk Angus every day has made me realise that getting outside and doing something during the cooler months isn’t as hard as I thought. I must admit though, I really can’t wait for spring and daylight savings to come back! They definitely make the perfect dog-walking combo. This is a challenge I’ll definitely be trying to keep up! :)
Next month I’ll be trying to play guitar at least once a day. I’m a pianist but I’ve taught myself guitar in the past. My ultimate goal is to learn a whole song by the end of the month.
I’m open to suggestions!
What did you achieve in July?
Challenging yourself in August? Let me know! :)