Spring 2017 Dog Walking Challenge

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  • jenilla1
    jenilla1 Posts: 11,118 Member
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    We managed 12 miles this week!

    Challenges: We saw a mama black bear and her three cubs, which freaked me out and now I'm a little nervous hiking haha

    Successes: We visited another State park in the area that is HUGE and shady and SO GREEN. This place has so many places to explore, so even though it's a little further away we can't wait to go back and see all the nooks and crannies. I have a feeling that our mileage will be going up from now on!

    With that dense vegetation where you are it would be hard to see bears in advance. That IS scary not knowing what's around the next bend. I like to trail run, and I could just picture myself running right into a bear on that trail in your pic. Where I live (in Southern California) the vegetation is more sparse, so you have a better view of your surroundings most of the time. I've seen bears while hiking, but only from a distance. There aren't any bears in the local area that I run, although there are mountain lions (never seen one).
  • WickAndArtoo
    WickAndArtoo Posts: 773 Member
    edited May 2017
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    @jenilla1 We have been just walking the roads, since the sighting (but even these are enclosed by the dense brush, so still scary). There are also feral hogs in the area, so I have begun playing music while we walk, better safe than sorry haha!

    We have lived in Oceanside, Bakersfield and Tehachapi (we travel for my husbands work) so we know Southern California pretty well! I always figure when we are there, nothing I do is going to stop a mountain lion if it wants to kill me, and there is no use looking for them, so we will just pray they don't!

    (Actually my profile picture was taken in Acton CA :smile: )
  • WickAndArtoo
    WickAndArtoo Posts: 773 Member
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    @jenilla1 well I don't have to worry about visibility on the road anymore, a brush fire burned it down yesterday !!!!!!!
  • tjkta1625
    tjkta1625 Posts: 3 Member
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    I would like to Join.
    Walking Buddies: Julie with Roxie, Oreo and Hunter
    Weekly Goal: three to four days/week, walk each dog min. of 1 mile
    So far this week we have walked two days walking wach dog 1-2 miles. Total distance Tuesday was 4.6 miles and today 5.6 miles. The doggies are loving the walks as much as mom.

  • jenilla1
    jenilla1 Posts: 11,118 Member
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    @jenilla1 well I don't have to worry about visibility on the road anymore, a brush fire burned it down yesterday !!!!!!!

    :o Oh, wow. That's pretty terrible. Hope everything turns out OK - no one hurt, etc... <3
  • ColoradoChlo
    ColoradoChlo Posts: 517 Member
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    This is such a great idea! Uniquely, I take my cats for walk... Yes, you read that correctly. We went for a 2.4 mile walk/hike yesterday.
  • WickAndArtoo
    WickAndArtoo Posts: 773 Member
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    jenilla1 wrote: »
    @jenilla1 well I don't have to worry about visibility on the road anymore, a brush fire burned it down yesterday !!!!!!!

    :o Oh, wow. That's pretty terrible. Hope everything turns out OK - no one hurt, etc... <3

    Luckily it looks like they caught it before it hit any private property and there was no one hurt, just 68 acres of wilderness brush! I had no clue that happened, hiked there yesterday, came back today for our daily walk and it was all burned, and smoldering and burning still in some areas (apparently its 75% contained). They stopped it before it hit the state park too, so even though it's sad, at least it wasn't worse (their is and orchard and houses across the street, literally the fire burned the fence at the orchard and that was it!).
  • WickAndArtoo
    WickAndArtoo Posts: 773 Member
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    tjkta1625 wrote: »
    I would like to Join.
    Walking Buddies: Julie with Roxie, Oreo and Hunter
    Weekly Goal: three to four days/week, walk each dog min. of 1 mile
    So far this week we have walked two days walking wach dog 1-2 miles. Total distance Tuesday was 4.6 miles and today 5.6 miles. The doggies are loving the walks as much as mom.

    Yay! Welcome :smile: sounds like your week is off to an awesome start, lucky pups.
  • jenilla1
    jenilla1 Posts: 11,118 Member
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    This is such a great idea! Uniquely, I take my cats for walk... Yes, you read that correctly. We went for a 2.4 mile walk/hike yesterday.

    Welcome, cats! (My cat is too good for walks. She refuses the leash. I guess she has better things to do, like lay around in the sun..)

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    P.S. She's actually a small cat. Doesn't look like it here because she's all puffed up and sprawled out.
  • tjkta1625
    tjkta1625 Posts: 3 Member
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    Finished my challenge this week, three days of walking with my pals. I might get a walk in Saturday evening but I don't know when I will get home from work. The joys of being a nurse, working 12+ hour shifts. I don't want to complain to much because I love my job and I love having four days off per week. I will try and get pictures of my babies on next walk. Happy trails with your pals!
  • WickAndArtoo
    WickAndArtoo Posts: 773 Member
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    tjkta1625 wrote: »
    Finished my challenge this week, three days of walking with my pals. I might get a walk in Saturday evening but I don't know when I will get home from work. The joys of being a nurse, working 12+ hour shifts. I don't want to complain to much because I love my job and I love having four days off per week. I will try and get pictures of my babies on next walk. Happy trails with your pals!

    Awesome nice work! I can't wait to see pictures :smile: and thank you for your service, nurses are so incredible and important!!!
  • Feedakie
    Feedakie Posts: 15 Member
    edited May 2017
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    I'm joining today as I need some motivation to go walk my dog every day or mostly every day... What helps me is my mp3. I listen to music while my dog is smelling every tree, every fence, every strand of grass!!! :) I'm from Montreal, Quebec.

    Walking Buddy: Tobi, a 14 y.o American Cocker Spaniel
    Weekly Goal: A 20 to 30 minutes walk every day
    How long/far did you walk this week?: I've walked Tobi 4 days since last Monday, First day we walked about 30 minutes. Every other day was around 20 minutes. Tobi is getting old so we can walk like we used to in the past.
    Successes: Motivation is a little more important this week.
    Challenges: Find a time slot that's convenient.

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  • WickAndArtoo
    WickAndArtoo Posts: 773 Member
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    @Feedakie hi welcome, and welcome to your adorable pup Tobi :smile:
  • jenilla1
    jenilla1 Posts: 11,118 Member
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    Tobi is so cute! This old dog looks pretty young. You must be taking good care of him. <3
  • ThinManRuning
    ThinManRuning Posts: 33 Member
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    Last month (may) the dog and I ran a total of 85.55Km. Best month EVER...oaygr6vcaik4.png
  • jenilla1
    jenilla1 Posts: 11,118 Member
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    We've been slacking off due to my increased workload this time of year. Should be back at it in a few weeks, though.
  • WickAndArtoo
    WickAndArtoo Posts: 773 Member
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    Fell into a coffee table and sliced both my hands in the glass, had to take a week off but we got back at it today with a great hike of 2 miles!


  • jm216
    jm216 Posts: 3,785 Member
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    We're glad you're ok! I'm sure that was scary :o
  • WickAndArtoo
    WickAndArtoo Posts: 773 Member
    edited June 2017
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    jm216 wrote: »
    We're glad you're ok! I'm sure that was scary :o

    Haha thanks! It was a little freaky right after it happened because I was bleeding all over the floor but couldn't feel any of the cuts so I wasn't sure how bad it was (not horrible, only one of the cuts were even stitch worthy, and the doc even let me skip them for glue instead with some convincing). Pretty sure it scared my husband more than me though, he watched the whole thing. The funny things is I was rolling up my yoga mat when it happened! :neutral: dang exercise is dangerous.

    I hope your workload lightens up a little, but at least you are staying busy :smile:


  • jenilla1
    jenilla1 Posts: 11,118 Member
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    jm216 wrote: »
    We're glad you're ok! I'm sure that was scary :o

    ...dang exercise is dangerous...


    For realz! Stay safe...
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