I love being outdoors. If it weren't for the siren song of the big red couch, I'd spend more time outside than in. (It's quite a song, by the way. Incredibly difficult to tune out, and once you've heard it you're pretty much done for).
Right now, much of my training takes place inside the gym. And while I could modify it in order to bring it outdoors, I lack sufficient space to do so safely and without infringing on other people's outdoor right. Which leaves me jonesing for some good 'ole Vitamin D! So far, the only way for me to get a fix is to either sit at the pool (incredibly inactive) or take the dog for a walk (only active if I'm trying to keep up with DH - I take 2-3 steps for each of his).
Which brings me to my question for you: Do you count incidental exercise/movement towards your training? For instance, ideally I would be taking the dog out for a brisk walk/run about an hour a day (generally he looks at me with doggie eyes after 30 mins and I bring him home. He's lazy). In terms of my training, I would never consider that my "run" or my "cardiovascular exercise". It's just...exercising the dog. But if I were to include it as "training", I'd really be tacking on about 5-7 hours of light jogging or brisk walking to an already finely tuned (that's sarcasm, people) training program.
Interested in how you kids handle this sort of thing in your own programming. Particularly those of you who train other people, or lead group exercise classes/training runs.
If it's not "your" workout, does it count?