FitLabPGH is a podcast about movement and movement opportunities in the Pittsburgh, PA area. Once a week we also highlight a FitLabPGH mover…someone who understands that movement is a lifestyle…not just an activity. The questions are lightly edited to allow for easy readability. Click FitLabPGH Features for more info if you want to be featured/know someone who should be featured.
This Week: Oprah and Mikey (“Op-N-Mike”)
Are you a Pittsburgh native? If not, what brought you to the Pittsburgh area? Yes
What are your three favorite movement activities in the Pittsburgh area? Walking the river trails on the way to the dog parks to catch frisbee, hiking the off-leash dog friendly trails of Riding Meadows in Fox Chapel, walking for as many good causes as we can all throughout the city in the summer.
Describe your fantasy movement-focused vacation…cost is not an object…where do you go and what do you do? The beach would be amazing to catch frisbee in the sand while Mikey tans on the beach.
What is your go-to weekday breakfast? Your weekend breakfast? I eat frisbees for breakfast all day every day, but sometimes I hear my hooman likes to go to Meat and Potatoes for brunch.
What is your favorite thing to eat in Pittsburgh? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Frisbee – sometimes dipped in my favorite dirty puddle of mud.
What is the most unusual and/or challenging movement activity you’ve done? Would you do it again? I just learned to dock dive and now can chase my frisbee in the rivers too! Excited as the water keeps me cool on a hot summer day.
What movement activity/event are you looking forward to in the next year? We just joined the Steel City Dog Disc League and are excited to compete for the title of Pittsburgh’s best receiver.
Would you rather go scuba diving or skydiving? I love both the water and the wind on my face. If you give me enough treats, how about we sky dive into a reef?
What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? I nap all day when I’m not chasing a frisbee. I like to stretch and mumble growl to let you know I got the best workout in of all the dogs in the park.
What is the one place visitors to Pittsburgh “must” see? West Park in the Allegheny Commons Park on the Northside. It’s an offleash dog park without any fence. It’s a magical place that I get to visit at least once a day to play my favorite game. It’s frisbee, in case that’s not clear. Mikey will certainly welcome you to the park as Mr. Social Butterfly doesn’t let a passerby through without saying hello.
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