Morning Walk + Mini Life Update

Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone! I was lucky enough to be able to get this weekend off of work. I wanted to sleep in, but my dog woke me and my husband up at 6:30am to go outside and I was never able to go back to sleep. Bummer.

It is an absolutely gorgeous day outside, so right when I pulled the blinds open I definitely wanted to go for a walk! I got my running shoes on, got my dog ready to go outside, and my husband came  along too!

I received my Polar FT4 heart rate monitor watch from Amazon a few weeks ago. I have gotten a chance to use it only a couple of times, so I wanted to test it out today on our walk. We went for a two and a half mile walk, just around our neighborhood. My target heart rate is above 127, so when it drops below that, the watch starts beeping. I would start jogging for a little while to raise my heart rate to be “In the zone”. Our walk was almost 35 minutes and I was able to burn 218 calories. Not to shabby!

Our dog, Marley, is a total nutcase. She is going to be three years old this July and is still awful on a leash. When we start our walks, she is a crazy monster, but she gets way better as we go on. I have a goal to go on 2-3 walks/jogs per week this summer, so I’m hoping to change her horrible habit.


This is her after the walk this morning. I have never seen her tongue so long in my life. It was so long, she could have tucked it into her collar or tied it into a bow tie!  She was definitely wore her out and has slept all afternoon.


I’m pretty sure if I would have took a picture of myself after the walk, this is what I would have looked like. Only kidding. Even though it was pretty hot, and I’m a dummy who forgot to bring water. I’m a terrible dog parent.

I know I haven’t been updating my blog as much as I would like to. I’ve been pretty busy at work and the last few days seem to be never ending. Between errands, dentist appointments (I had to get a root canal done last week), and purchasing a new car (and all the crazy things that went into that), I’ve been pretty busy the last couple weeks.  However, I’ve figured out a routine and I’ll be putting content out more often. It’s something I really enjoy doing, so I need to be better at making time for things I actually enjoy. I have a few posts already in the works, and a list of topics hanging out in this big noggin. So, there won’t be any shortage of posts in the coming weeks.

I hope you all have an enjoyable, safe holiday and don’t forget the reason behind this three day weekend.

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2 responses to “Morning Walk + Mini Life Update”

  1. Linda Briggs says:

    I just want you to know just how proud I am of you, my beautiful daughter. You have always been beautiful inside and out, but I can see how making these changes in your life is making you happier. Hang in there and keep up the good work and I have no doubt that you will achieve your goal!

  2. Sara says:

    Thanks, Mommy! I love and appreciate you.

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