Walking dogs is my favourite part of the day. We have plenty of those gnats around and they will be here for about 3 more weeks. They even fit through the mesh netting bug proof jackets.Thats the sort of walk i like ,,the gnats were biting last time though ,dogs love to explore , when i take mine to new places her nose dont leave the ground ..
im from england , only one of my dogs ever had a tick in all the 50yrs ive had dogsWalking dogs is my favourite part of the day. We have plenty of those gnats around and they will be here for about 3 more weeks. They even fit through the mesh netting bug proof jackets.
We have to watch out for ticks also so use lemon grass. It’s dog safe. That’s not to say they like it cause they don’t.
Yes! A good dog walk has to be pee smell worthy.
Where are you from?
England. Nice country with history.im from england , only one of my dogs ever had a tick in all the 50yrs ive had dogs
Thank you. Remy. I’m happy to be meeting people who remember me from walking there before and don’t mind that I do. It felt nice being introduced to a family member who were travelling. Plus we are all around the same age and all enjoy walking.
My kind of walk!!Today we went on a trail walk about 6 to 7 kilometres. It’s a rainy day but the walk was fun. The dogs loved it. This trail has lots of nice bridges and waterfalls. Here are some bridges, later I’ll show the waterfalls. The forest ferns are just popping up. View attachment 287556
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I'm so glad you're back on your path (pardon the pun) and taking your walks again. You have beautiful scenery to take in along the way. I'm also happy for you that you have met some nice people. Of course walking stimulates endorphins, which in turn makes ya feel good. You GO girl !!I’ve decided to use this as my walking & exercise journal since I have a goal to lose 20 pounds by Christmas. It’s a bit less than 1 lb. per week which I think is reasonable.
My walk used to be my most exciting part of my day and with the changes that have been made in my life, it’s stopped being that. Two weeks ago I decided that I needed to put more effort into making sure this is still true for me.
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I even put out to the universe that I’m open to any source that would be willing to help me enjoy my experience and surprisingly I’ve met some really wonderful people on my walks in the last 2 weeks. This alone has given me hope that I can make it through this : that there ARE good people out there and hope is a wonderful thing.
@Remy asked me the other day if I walk with anyone or ever meet people and I do which does make me feel safe. Today I walked in an area that would normally be hot but today is rainy & on the cool side ( 21 degrees )
Not long after starting I met an older woman who lives up around there permanently and who introduced me to her sister and brother in law who drove her from British Columbia.It was nice that she remembered me and yet I forgot to introduce myself. yikes! Anyway I asked how their trip was and they stated that it had been a really nice trip. It was a lovely interaction.
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Later on I met an elderly gentleman who recognized me and spoke so kindly, initiating a conversation. It truly makes my day and is the thing I miss the most about where we used to live. It also gives me faith that when you ask, and truly believe, you WILL receive. The universe is magical like that.
The walk is 3.8 kilometres. It started raining and I welcomed the rain. It was so refreshing and kept myself and my dogs cool. I even took a picture of the rain splashing in the ocean.
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Anyway I have figured out that I walk an average of 3.5 miles per hour and that’s even on very hilly and somewhat difficult terrain which I don’t think is too bad.
It was a wonderful walk today and I am happy to share it with you.
PS.. the anti bug collars worked great but I did spray them with pure 100% apple cider vinegar which drove everything away.
Did one mile on treadmill at 3 mph
Total miles- 3.36
Have to say you don't do things by halves... weight lifting!Today is my moderate walk day and was only 57 minutes long. I left much earlier this morning to avoid the heat . It was only 19 degrees while walking. When I first set out, it was a hazy morning.
Not long afterwards, the sun broke out.
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The dogs were sprayed well with ACV however I did not spray myself and got bit by one of those flies that bite.
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One of my dogs chased a sandpaper down the beach. She might have had a nest nearby cause she was really squawking.
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My usual walk here didn’t seem long enough so I walked up the road for a while. It was a really nice walk. I practiced having a positive attitude and it helps a lot.
It’s nice to get home earlier. It gives me more time to get things done. Today I’m going to start my weight lifting which I’ll do now to get it out of the way. I’ll edit this post and add it.
Thank you. Most of the places I walk during the summer, I drive to. There are places around here to walk but you have to walk down a private laneway which I’d rather not do. People around here don’t like that and have said so.The pictures are beautiful, Patty.
There is a lovely, small wooded park here, believe it or not! You wouldn't know you're in a major city. Problem is I need a car to get there, public buses would take too long & take pleasure out of it. Lucky for me son takes me there a few times a month.
Happy for you that you have nature right there in your life.
Today we went on a trail walk about 6 to 7 kilometres. It’s a rainy day but the walk was fun. The dogs loved it. This trail has lots of nice bridges and waterfalls. Here are some bridges, later I’ll show the waterfalls. The forest ferns are just popping up. View attachment 287556
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