FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 21:24 It’s Not Always About Pace

Labrador Lesson from FitLabPGH:

It’s Not Always About Pace.

As humans, we tend to have a plan when we go out for a walk, hike, or run that includes a certain pace…especially if we use Strava. The Labs are here to remind us that sometimes enjoying our time outside is more important than pace…especially if there are good smells or acorns to forage. The Labs go MUCH slower if there are acorns…

Note: Ben is aware that Labradors are dogs!

Move more. Move often. Worry less about pace; just keep moving.

 

FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 20:24 Follow the Trail Dog

Labrador Lesson from FitLabPGH:

Follow the Trail Dog.

As Labradors, we’re comfortable making our way through rocky, rooted, uneven trails. We understand that not all humans share our comfort level. So if you’re a human who struggles to pick your way along challenging trails, we suggest you find a trail dog to follow.

At FitLab, Maggie the Black Lab is our trail leader, almost always choosing the best lines. Puddin the yellow lab is equally sure-footed, but she chooses questionable lines that may prove difficult for humans. Move more. Move often. When in doubt, follow a trail dog.

 

FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 19:24 It’s All About the Dogs

Labrador Lesson from FitLabPGH:

It’s All About the Dogs.

You may have a plan when you go out for a walk, hike, or run that includes a certain pace. If you’re moving with dogs, remember to factor their comfort into your plan. If you have a dog who doesn’t love heat (or who isn’t acclimated to heat), a fast run on a hot Spring day is not a good idea. Of course, don’t risk your safety trying to keep up with your dog! And don’t risk your dog’s health asking him/her to keep up with you.

Move more. Move often. Move with your dogs. Stay safe.

 

FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 18:24 Don’t Let “Bad” Weather Keep You Inside

Labrador Lesson from FitLabPGH:

Don’t Let “Bad” Weather Keep You Inside.

We all have different definitions of “bad” weather. For the Labradors, a snowy walk means best day ever. The humans at FitLab prefer warmer, drier conditions, but the Labs remind us to get outside…even on a chilly, drizzly, foggy morning. Safety first: we DO let thunderstorms 🌩️ keep us inside. But if it’s safe to get outside, we leash the Labs and get moving.

Move more. Move often. Whether you’re a dog or a human, don’t let less than ideal weather keep you inside.

 

FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 17:24 Show Some Perseverance

Labrador Lesson from FitLabPGH:

Show Some Perseverance.

Sometimes your movement plans get disrupted…when they do, keep moving. Our first attempt to hike the Meadow Mountain Trail in Deep Creek Lake State Park was thwarted by thunderstorms. Attempt number two was cut short because Lisa forgot to bring water on an unexpectedly warm day. The third attempt was a success, and we’re now including this trail in our regular movement routine. If at first you don’t succeed, try, and try again…and again.

Move more. Move often. Show perseverance with your movement.

 

FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 16:24 Include Your Dogs In Your Spring Adventures

Labrador Lesson from FitLabPGH:

Include Your Dogs in Your Spring Adventures.

Spring is a great time to get outside for long hikes, bike rides, and runs. The Labradors would like to remind you that your dogs also like to participate in Spring adventures. If your activity of choice isn’t dog friendly, consider adding a shorter dog walk to that day’s agenda. If your outdoor activity IS dog friendly, remember to bring dog snacks and water if necessary.

Move more. Move often. Include your dogs in your Spring adventures.

FitLabPGH’s Movement Tips & Labrador Lessons 15:24


FitLabPGH promotes #movementisalifestyle with weekly movement tips & a Labrador Lesson.  This week the Labs say An Imperfect Walk Is Better Than No Walk

Our Movement Tips: ANY Day Is A Good Day To Move Outside & Invite Friends To Move With You

FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 15:24 An Imperfect Walk is Better Than No Walk

Labrador Lesson from FitLabPGH:

An Imperfect Walk is Better than No Walk.

The Labradors were looking forward to a weekend of hiking the hilly, rocky trails of Western Maryland. Instead, they found themselves in the Pittsburgh area, and wet trails meant no hiking in the woods. They could have complained, or refused to walk, but they got outside and enjoyed a walk with their human staff on the Montour Trail.

Move more. Move often. Whether you’re a dog or a human, remember an imperfect walk is better than no walk at all.

 

FitLabPGH’s Movement Tips & Labrador Lessons 14:24


FitLabPGH promotes #movementisalifestyle with weekly movement tips & a Labrador Lesson.  This week the Labs give use 3 Dog Walk Essentials

 Our Movement Tips: Take The Opportunity to Explore & Enjoy Your Surroundings

FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 14:24 Dog Walk Essentials

Labrador Lesson from FitLabPGH:

Dog Walk Essentials.

The Labradors rely on their “staff” for planning and executing their movement activities. They would like to share their top 3 essentials for dog walks. 1. Leashes and collars (so the staff doesn’t wander off). 2. 💩 bags (leave no trace). 3. A positive attitude…meaning a dog walk is all about the Labs…not about Ben’s Strava achievements.

Move more. Move often. When you move with dogs, put their needs first.