Safe Exercise For An Old Dog Learning New Tricks

Safe Exercise For An Old Dog Learning New Tricks

This blog is all about safe exercise for an old dog. Our friends have an affectionate, big, strong and difficult dog. Rex! Not that old. Not a pup, either. Then they hired a trainer. Apparently, he was really good at his job. It turns out that his training methods were working. Or so I was told. I had my doubts, when it came to Rex. Safe exercise for an old dog! FitOldDog? A walk with Rex! I wondered how it ... Read more

Beware The Dangers Of Bonking Out Of Context And The Potential Role Of Network Dynamics

Hi folks, welcome! Noticing a bright and detailed image of the outside world through a small window in a dark room, I was struck by the imperfect or incomplete picture of the world it provided. Knowing the forest outside this house quite well, I could fill in the surrounding details for quite some distance, but what if I was not privy to this information? That little window view would be the world to me. This ... Read more

Gedankenmeditation Enriches Your Endurance Training And Your Life In General

  Hi folks, I cannot imagine what my life would be like without regular meditation. How do people quieten their minds without it, I wonder. To sit quietly, mind silent, increasingly aware of your internal and external worlds, intermittently watching your mind so as to encourage inner silence. It feels great! Recently, I decided to gently explore different thoughts and feelings during my meditation ... Read more

Patience, Consistency and Skill Are The Real Keys To Endurance Training Whatever Your Age

  Hi folks, Social networking, whether on the Internet or locally (in real life?), plays an important role in our lives, directing us towards or away from the critical human interactions. I was recently approached for advice on triathlon training via a circuitous path, initially as result of a face to face conversation between two people in our little grocery store, Johnny's Gone Fishing, which ... Read more

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words But The Real Thing Is Even Better

  Hi folks, Be it looking at a photograph of the planets versus seeing them with your own eyes, listening to music versus playing an instrument yourself, or or watching sports versus undertaking a sport, the 'real thing' is always better, in my opinion. The first time I observed the rings of Saturn directly through a telescope that I had purchased, it was an exciting if not a 'spiritual' moment. The ... Read more

Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.