|I spy myself and the boys.|
I am so jealous of those outdoorsy types- so I’ve decided to become one of them. Now, I’m not going to get all Man vs. Wild about it and I can assure you, there is no Tough Mudder in my future. But I want to be a person that is connected with myself and nature. I want to be a person that owns functional outdoor stuff who is not limited to the little league t-shirt section of Sports Chalet. Last month I was really consistent about walking 3-4 miles every day on the trails around Back Bay in Newport Beach about a half-mile from my house. I would even like to brag that I started doing the whole “Couch to 5K” program, but I don’t think doing it twice in the past month really counts. I've been walking the bay and last week I totally did a Yoga class at 24 Hour Fitness- so this is going to happen, ya'll.
|Such a great view.|
It’s just been great to get outside and go on adventures with the boys. Now, there were certain issues that did arise. I had to pull a HUGE tick off of Nigel’s face and it turns out that Henry is my special Hollywood dog who along with his corn, chicken, grain and flea-bite allergy is ALSO having terrible topical allergic reactions to grass and the brush along the hiking trail. Oy vey! When did dogs develop all of these afflictions? I’ve been researching and finding various ways of keeping them pest-free and non-itchy because they LOVE nature walks.
|Only a few miles from the beach.|
I’m determined to enjoy the sweet Southern California weather and natural habitat- and I plan to do this while resisting the urge to ask a stranger to take a photo of me holding up Nigel, Lion King style, while saying “everything the light touches is our kingdom!”. Stay tuned.
|Insert Schnauzer and Lion King theme.|