|Rocco soars, successfully, at his first AKC trial|
And since this week's topic was Success, I thought it would interest our active, FitDog Friday pals, too. So today, we're mashing up our Dog Agility Blog Action Day post with FitDog Friday.
What does success mean to you? Is it winning? Participating? Getting your next title? Having a brilliant training session? Going on a great hike with terrific pals?
After we thought about it for a while, we realized that success is subjective and can change as often as you change your own personal goals. There's long-term success and short-term success. Success for today and success for a year. Success when you're injured and success when you're healthy.
When I had shoulder surgery a few years back, success was being able to get my hand behind my back!
So back to Dog Agility Blog Action Day… whether you do agility or not, I think you'll find plenty of interesting and inspiring articles among this list of bloggers who posted on the topic of success.
|Great teamwork and a Q!|
We're doing core conditioning, strengthening exercises, stretching and exercises that give us stamina -- for both of us, I might add!
Because for us, we define our agility success as a team.
For those of you who were here last FitDog Friday, Rocco has completely recovered from his neuter surgery and he's up and zooming again. I'm pretty sure Rocco would say that's a success!
I made it my goal this year (and forever!) to eat better and exercise more… so that I can keep up with Rocco and just feel better all the way around! So far, that's a success!
|Having some fun on the way to another Q!|
No excuses is a success!
I'm not too old (or too short!), Rocco's not too short or too fluffy (or too distracted!) to achieve success. We can work through who we are, use it to our advantage and find a way to reach our goals.
So far, as an agility team we're doing pretty well. Of course, as anyone will tell you, having fun as a team should be your first goal. But I got to admit, it sure was a lot of fun to start posting qualifying runs right out of the box. There, I've said it! Winning is just more fun than losing… but that's just where we are right now.
|Rocco's haul at a USDAA trial. We thought this was pretty darn fun… and a success!|
In Rocco's second USDAA trial, we also earned our first title -- in Snooker! Now THAT was a lot of fun… and a success!
We're looking forward to more agility trials in the fall, but for now, we'll find our successes in good training sessions and other fun activities like hiking and learning new tricks.
Because ultimately, even though it's awesome to win, we just want to have some fun. And that's a success!
What's a success in your book?
The fun and games continue every Friday with FitDog Friday, the weekly Blog Hop brought to you by To Dog With Love, SlimDoggy and Peggy's Pet Place to promote a healthy active lifestyle for pets (and their people, too!). Join in every Friday by linking up your FitDog story or visiting the blogs in the Hop.