Sunday, May 6, 2018

Weekly Wrap...May 6

It's May and I couldn't be happier!  It appears we had Spring for like only 3 weeks and now head right into Summer! That's okay with me though because summer is my favorite.


I don't know if it was the sweltering heat this week or what but I felt exhausted.  I am continuing to keep up with my at home workout routine (in which I did swap out jumping rope for mountain climbers) and this week started the Wag a thon (which I'm sure you know because I've been mentioning it frequently). 

Baylee and I are running and walking 26.2 miles  during the month of May for Guiding Eyes for the Blind. 

This is the sweet swag they sent us. A t-shirt for me and a bandanna for Baylee. I have not been able to wear the t-shirt yet because it has been SO hot. 


The beginning of the week started out okay with walking Baylee but then she started acting a little "off". She seemed lethargic and her back legs were very wobbly when she walked. I was very concerned. Even when she was at home just walking around the house she wasn't doing well. We kept an eye on her and then the next day had a "sample" tested.

I ended up doing the rest of the miles on my own for the week. When I got home from work on Friday afternoon she was back to her happy giddy self. She was running and playing (without any wobbles) and I was SO happy!  Perhaps she was feeling a little overwhelmed with the walks in the beginning of the week and it did not help that the temperature was much higher than we have been use to  lately! 
We ended the week with 8.1 miles and considering I ran in temps that were between 85-90 degrees I am not disappointed. 

My goal for the wag a thon was to do 13.1 miles walking with Baylee over the course of the month (because I wanted her to earn her portion of the medal!) and then I would do the other 13.1 miles on my own. But seeing her react to just a few miles has me reconsidering this plan. I don't want to put her at risk.  She may get in some walks but it won't be as many as I hoped and that's okay. 

I hope to double my miles next week. And that's a wrap! -M

We will be linking up with Holly and Wendy for their Weekly Wrap!

32 comments:

  1. I sure hope Bailey is feeling better!

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  2. I hope Bailey is feeling better and can cover some more miles with you! Its crazy how fast it jumped from cold to hot this week.

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    1. Yea, it didn't give us much time to adjust did it?

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  3. I hope Bailey continues to feel better. They say dogs feel heat a lot faster than humans.

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    1. Yea, it's got to be hotter for her since she has all that fur.

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  4. The heat really got to Chester as he got sicker, but I'm glad to hear that Baylee acclimated so quickly. There's nothing wrong with Lola but it really gets to her, too! I had to walk her in the middle of the day saturday & she was not a happy camper.

    I love summer, too -- but not for running!

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    1. We have to remember that even if we don't think it is too hot to walk, their little paws get hot on the sidewalk too!

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  5. I love the idea of a Wag A Thon! Hopefully Baylee just needed a little time to get adjusted to her training schedule. Thanks for linking!

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    1. I hope that's all it was. Perhaps she is only good for a half mile!

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  6. Oh, hugs to you and Baylee! Hope she's feeling better! We walk Max all the time (3-4 times every day), and this week, he's been walking slower than usual (usually he takes for the walk, if you know what I mean) and he's been panting a lot. I bet anything it's the suddenly warm temps that he hasn't had a chance to acclimate to. He does have a lot thicker fur than I do (LOL), so it's no wonder he's so hot.

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    1. Baylee has been panting a lot too. I think it might be time for her to get her summer hair cut too!

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  7. Baylee looks adorable in the bandana. I hope she feels better!

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  8. I'm glad Baylee is better. I guess dogs can do too much to soon too! LOL on it being too hot for a t-shirt!

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  9. It sounds like Baylee just needed a little recovery time. Glad she's back to her happy self!

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  10. Great job especially in those hot temps! Hope Baylee is feeling better!

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  11. I hope Baylee's feeling better! She looks so cute in her bandana.

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  12. What a great challenge and I really love the cause! It will also give you and Baylee some extra bonding time. So glad she is back to herself again - sounds like it could have been the sudden increase in temperatures.

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  13. Awwe I'm so sorry to hear about Bailey, but glad that she is feeling better now.

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  14. I'm glad Baylee is feeling better and I hope it stays that way. I think you're wise to be careful with the miles she walks.

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  15. What a fun thing to do! I'm sorry she isn't handling the heat well though-- I hope it's cooler this week for you. Makena would love to do this.

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  16. Poor Bailey!! I hope she is feeling better, the heat last week was rough!

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  17. I'm glad Bailey is feeling better and hope things stay that way. The Wag-A-Thon swag is so cute! What a neat idea to raise money for a cause but also involve dogs :).

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  18. I'm glad Baylee seemed to be better by the end of the week! I'm sure the heat was hard for her too.

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  19. I hope Baylee keeps feeling better. It's so awful when our furkids don't feel well. Heat can really affect dogs, so I wouldn't be surprised if that was her issue (maybe even a little dehydrated).

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  20. I'm glad Baylee is okay! I just can't take dogs in bandannas. It's the cutest.

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  21. It is so sweet to see you modifying Bailey's walking goal. I'm really glad she is feeling better. And, heat makes me tired too ;)

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  22. Aww, what a sweet dog Bailey is. Glad she's feeling better! The heat can be hard on dogs as well as humans.

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  23. Relieved to hear that Baylee is feeling better - and so impressed at your commitment to the Wag a Thon!

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  24. Aww I love the wag a thon idea! Hope that Baylee feels better!!
    The heat was rough this week

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