Earth Rated FitDog Friday

As you know, Rooney and I had to take a break from blogging for a little over a week. When life gets crazy like it has been, it is really important to stick to your exercise routine, especially if exercise if your primary way of reducing stress.

That being said, I admittedly have not stuck to my exercise routine in the past two months. Instead of dwelling on how ashamed I am that this is true, I am going to use this as an opportunity to get both Rooney and myself back in shape!

I would love to have Rooney go on runs with me. Not only would he make sure that I don’t slack off, it would be nice to have some company as well. At this point, Rooney can run for just about a mile before he gets tired, and I can run about 2 miles. My goal is to work him up to running 3-4 miles with me.

Next week I will be sharing my training schedule, on how I plan to accomplish this goal. In the mean time, I would like to share with you my Running Essentials:

When running with Rooney, I have to come prepared with my Earth Rated Poop Bags and Dispenser.


Why, you ask?

Well, because Rooney will poop a minimum of once on any type of run or walk.

Why Earth Rated? I have tried other poop bags, and they just don’t do the job. While on a run with Rooney, I need to be able to pick up his poop, place it on the Poop Bag holder, and continue running. Therefore, the poop bags I use need to be big, thick, tough and leakproof. Thankfully, this is exactly the product that Earth Rated provides. Additionally, the bags are easy to open and come in both lavender and unscented.

Their dispenser easily attaches to the leash handle and has a hook to hold filled poop bags, making clean up even easier.

From one pet parent to another, I wouldn’t go on a walk or run without these.

What are your walking essentials?


Also featured here:

Nike Running Shoes | Kate Spade Leather iPhone Cover | RUHA Leather Collar | Accessorize My Dog Leash


FitDog Friday is hosted by SlimDoggyTo Dog With Love, and My GBGV Life.

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21 Comment

  1. Reply
    Kristen–well minded
    May 15, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Good for you for getting back in the game! I used to run a lot, but now I hate it…more of a gym gal. But when we take our dog hiking, we always bring her leash, poop bags, collapsable water bowl, and tons of water, of course!
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    Talent Hounds
    May 15, 2015 at 10:04 am

    It’s great that you are both getting back into running. I can only just walk with my knees and Kilo Pug can sprint fast but no jogging distances. We always carry poop bags on our walks (usually Earth Rated although I did not use the poop holder yet). Have a great weekend. Love this Fit Dog Friday Hop X Susie

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    May 15, 2015 at 10:24 am

    The back yard is big enough that the dogs don’t need to be walked. As for me, I just fly over and poop on the nearest head.
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    Earl Lover
    May 15, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Oooh, we LOVE Earth Rated poop bags!!!

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    M. K. Clinton
    May 15, 2015 at 11:03 am

    I used to love to run back in the days when my knees worked. LOL! That leash and collar are really cool too! The boys also use our walks to water everything and present me with a gift!
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    May 15, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Excellent to set a goal for yourself and create a plan to get back into your exercise routine. Look forward to seeing you here at the Hop for updates!
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    May 15, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Yep! I need all of these things in order to take the boys out and about. They too will poop at minimum once….sometimes far away from a garbage can!

    Great job getting back into your routine. Its never been too long to start again.
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    May 15, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Exercise really is important. I need to get back on a routine. I was doing great until October and then I got sick and fell off the wagon. Unfortunately, cats don’t make great jogging partners. I’m working on getting Manna to walk, but we still have a lot of work to do.
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    May 15, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Keep at it! You all will be in great shape in no time!
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    Diane Silver
    May 15, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Those are my favorite poop bags! Love your leash too. Great job on getting back into your training routine!
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    May 16, 2015 at 3:11 am

    My mom loves running with dogs and says they are the very best running partners. I’m glad to hear you are working together to “work up” to your goal distance as dogs need to build their stamina as well. Running alone is just not as fun as with a dog and with a dog, you have something for your mind to focus on besides the how much longer thoughts. Thanks for joining the hop.
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    Val Silver
    May 16, 2015 at 7:16 am

    That holder looks poop-tastic. Glad it’s working out so well for you.
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    Jen Gabbard
    May 16, 2015 at 8:16 am

    It’s always a one poop minimum for Laika as well; even if I make sure she goes before we leave. I’m assuming it’s the exercise/excitement combo. I see those poop bags for sale all the time; I should try them out. Glad to hear you’re getting back into the routine – I know how real life can make all schedules & habits take a back seat on occasion.
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    Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady
    May 16, 2015 at 8:28 am

    I have actually really been trying to up the exercise in my life. Recently a close family friend has been diagnosed with cancer, and it just really got me thinking of my own life value, so I am trying my best!
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    Barbara Rivers
    May 16, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    We really like the Earth Rated poop bags with handles & the extra wide opening! Since we go for doggie backpack walks every morning, we can simply tie the poop bags to the pups’ backpacks ~ voilà!
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    Beth | Daily Dog Tag
    May 17, 2015 at 7:53 am

    It is really awful when a poop bag fails :(. I haven’t tried the Earth Rated poop bags yet, but they sound like a really big improvement over some of the flimsy cheap ones I’ve used.
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    Jodi Jarvis-Therrianc
    May 17, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Good for you on you keeping healthy and the earth friendly at the same time 🙂 🙂

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    Faith Ellerbe, Live.Wag.BARK!
    May 19, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    I can admit to doing the same thing with my work out routine. I have slowly been training my dogs, individually, to run with me. I am looking forward to the follow up post for your training schedule and progress!
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    Jessica @ YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner
    June 24, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Good for you for taking up running. I used to love it. Well, not necessarily the actual running but I love how I felt after. Bad knees keep me from doing it anymore though 🙁
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      July 11, 2015 at 10:59 am

      Thanks! I try to keep up with it as much as I can. The tough part is getting me and Rooney on the same pace.

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