|Rocco and I enjoy some down time outside the|
ring and a few ribbons from our agility weekend
Earlier this week, we participated in Dog Agility Blog Action Day, the quarterly Blog Hop where agility bloggers post on a specific topic.
This time the topic was Outside the Ring… the non-agility training and activities we do to help our dogs and ourselves when we DO enter the agility ring. After reading through many of the posts, I thought they'd be of interest to anyone who participates in an active lifestyle with their pups.
I expected to read about cross training and other activities folks do like hiking and playing games. What I didn't expect were the number of posts that pointed out the importance of human fitness.
I bet you'll take away some tips from reading all the Agility Blog Action Day posts. Here are just a few I enjoyed regarding human fitness
Training the Family Cheerleader talks about the importance of fitness for the human half of the agility team, and how that's often overlooked.
Days of Speed talks about "sitting is the new smoking" and how movement/mobility practices can improve health. Her post is chock full of fascinating resources.
Un-Still Life With Cavaliers shares ways that anyone can improve their physical and mental health to help your agility game and your life.
While I didn't focus entirely on human fitness in my post, I did include it in the mix as an important component to your human/dog team.
Speaking of agility… thanks to all the activities we do OUTSIDE the ring, take a look at how we fared at our trial last weekend!
We had a blast and Rocco took home six qualifying runs, a whole bunch of first place finishes and two new titles!
We also got our first USDAA Gamblers title. This is an event based on gathering the most points in a prescribed amount of time and achieving a distance challenge at the end. Each obstacle is given a certain amount of points so the handler needs to devise a pattern that will gather enough points to qualify.
In our run, the Teeter was worth the most points, so we took that obstacle twice -- the maximum number of times you're allowed to take each obstacle. Take a look!
Who's more fit in your household? You or your pups?
The fun and games continue every Friday with FitDog Friday, the weekly Blog Hop brought to you by To Dog With Love, SlimDoggy and My GBGV Life 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.