She has curvaceous, strong legs. A slender, shapely waist. And long, golden hair.
Let’s face it. Honey is a babe.
I feel like a schlub walking beside her. Luckily, K9 Kamp has given me an idea.
The K9 Kamp Challenge
But since Honey is skinny and I’m trying to help her gain a little weight, I’ve tweaked the challenge. I need the extra exercise more than she does.
How can I add two extra hours of exercise to our week, bond with Honey while doing it, and keep her from burning any extra calories until she puts some weight back on?
I’ll plan exercise in which I have to work and Honey doesn’t.
Our first activity? Kayaking.
Kayaking at Kamp
Kayaking is the perfect exercise to give me a workout instead of Honey.
- The extra 45 pounds makes it harder to paddle the boat.
- Honey’s presence in the front of the kayak means I can’t use my legs to paddle so I’ll work my arms and core harder.
- And if I get tired, Honey can’t take over without opposable thumbs.
Besides all that, we pull our kayaks on a cart six blocks to our put-in spot and have to carry them down a steep bank to get to the water (and back up the steep bank to return home).
Throw in some angry cross winds and power boats to dodge and you’ve got yourself a workout.
One calculator predicts I burned 971 calories. And that wasn’t taking into consideration the extra 45 pounds in the front of the boat or fighting the wind.
I couldn’t find a calculator that told me how many calories Honey burned watching me paddle. But I bet it wasn’t too many.
Koming to K9 Kamp
What’s next for the Kamping K9 and her Kourageous Kaucasian (whew, this alliteration is getting tough!)?
Stop back next week. And join the fun yourself.
After all, if you stop making excuses about exercising, the only thing you’ll lose is your but (and maybe your butt).