And that reason is......
Dingo! We rescued a dog a couple weeks ago, and because he's young (about a year old) he needs lots of walks. So far it's been a tad exhausting since his feeding and potty schedule mean I must be up around 6am every day, regardless of what's going on. Granted, on Sundays I go back to bed after I take care of him but still.
We're also still working on training, but I'm planning on training him to run with me. I've got to get him to obey simple commands regardless of his environment first though. I can't have him trying to chase anything and everything that crosses his path.
Wish me luck! :)