I recently met up with a few friends for a bonfire. You see, here in Nashville it’s cold. And when I say cold, I mean it’s colder than a brass toilet seat on the shady side of an iceberg. We even moved the bonfire up from 7pm to 4pm, which had me as happy as a hound dog with two tails. Speaking of dogs, it was a “perfect night for a weenie roast,” as someone said.
Also, there were real dogs there, too.
However, I could tell when it was time for me to go. It was when I started making comments about how nice it is to have a warm home to go to. It was also when my fingers were feeling like frozen weenies. Great night, though! I’m thankful for friends I can spend time with who are adventurous, outdoorsy, and dog people.
One of my goals for this year in regards to exercise is to run 250 miles and walk 250 miles. There are just over 2 months left and I’ll admit there were days I wasn’t sure I could do it. Today I feel good but with a bit of concern because here in Nashville it’s getting cold. Hey, I’m from Florida… if it’s not sunny and 80, I expect snow.
Me with a slight cool breeze:
So when and where I run or walk will definitely be affected by winter approaching. I’ve been in the habit of walking with my 2 dogs each day, about a mile, but I will be totally transparent– only 1 of us likes the cold weather. So me and my spirited beagle overrule the young adventurer in the family.
Here is a screenshot of my progress so far on the 250/250 goal:
You can see that if I just do about a mile and a half each day (combined) I will reach the goal. Awesome! I’ve been using both the Garmin VivoActive HR and the Forerunner 245. They have been great GPS watches for tracking, as well as entertainment– the Forerunner is the “music” version of the watch so having a playlist right on my wrist has been really nice and convenient.
I am determined to reach this goal, but as the temperature falls I will have to adapt… and probably take some walks and runs in the cold.
I have two dogs. A beagle and a pot head. There. I said it. One of my dogs is hooked on marijuana. Worse yet, I’m her dealer! That’s right. The other day I slipped a few drops of CBD oil into my pup’s dinner and now she’s the black sheep of the family.
I hope it’s not just a gateway drug to something worse.
OK, OK, to be serious… this dog of mine has major allergies and for everything we’ve tried, we’ve come up short of solving the nagging problem. There are seasons of the year where it’s not too bad– maybe she scratches here and there throughout the day (still more than a dog ought to), but then there are weeks and months where she’s either sleeping or itching. It’s got to be frustrating for her, always scratching, nibbling her paws, rubbing her face in the carpet or grass.
I tried a pill the vet recommended and it worked, but there were only enough doses to last a couple weeks. I had also read reviews of this product and shuttered at the possible side effects.
I had been curious about CBD oil to help relieve the itching so it’s only been a couple days at this point, but I’m hopeful! I’ll update more when it’s had time to get into her system but I’m very much hoping that this will solve the problem for her. And if it does, Daddy might take a dose 😉