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52 FEATS – NUMBER 33 (Walking)

15 Aug

For the original 52 FEATS blog entry, click here.

I have a stressful week ahead – my son starts Kindergarten!  I thought about what Feats would go along with that – Crying My Eyes Out?  Looking at Baby Pictures Incessantly?  Not sure either of those are really productive, so this week I’m going to do one I’ve been saving for a rainy day (not literally, thank you hot Texas weather).

This week, I’m going to walk more.  I haven’t been getting nearly enough physical activity lately (thank you, aforementioned Texas weather), and the added exercise might help smooth out my worries.

I bought a pedometer (at the dollar store, so I’m sure it will work great) that I intend to clip to my clothes every morning.  My goal is to hit 10,000 steps every day, since that’s what a lot of fitness experts suggest.  I don’t have the slightest idea whether or not this will be difficult, because I don’t know how many steps I usually do!  I may be a pansy in the 2,000-step range.  Or maybe all the trips I make from the laundry room to my kids’ rooms will rack up well over 10K.  Either way, at least I have a concrete daily goal that I can work towards – and hopefully it will keep my mind of my son starting school!  Aaaahhhhh!!

(UPDATE:  Apparently I left my cool new dollar store pedometer in my husband’s car!  I’ll have to start this one tomorrow.)


Upcoming Events at River Legacy Park in Arlington

3 Jun

Animal Exploration
2 pm, Saturday, June 4 at River Legacy Living Science Center.  Discover the habits and adaptations of one of our native animals. FREE. RSVP to 817.860.6752.

The Mask in the Moonlight!
11 am, Wednesday, June 8 at River Legacy Living Science Center. Watch a story performance about a raccoon who teams up with a famous cowboy to outwit a gang of ruffians. Stay afterward for a discussion with a Naturalist and additional family activities. Presented in partnership with the Arlington Public Library. FREE. RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Nature Walk
2 pm, Saturday, June 11 at River Legacy Living Science Center.  Explore the nature trails surrounding the Science Center on a family-friendly guided nature walk. FREE. RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Saturday Story Time
11 am, Saturday, June 18 at River Legacy Living Science Center.  Hear a fun, seasonal story presented by an Arlington librarian and participate in a craft or activity afterward. FREE. RSVP to 817.860.6752.

For more information, visit www.riverlegacy.org.

Stroll for Epilepsy at the Dallas Zoo

5 Apr

Saturday, April 9, from 8 am to noon, come to the Dallas Zoo and walk for a good cause – to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas.

For more information, or to register, click here.

52 FEATS – NUMBER 12 (Dog Walking)

27 Mar

For the original 52 FEATS blog entry, click here.

Day 7 (Sunday):

I’ve enjoyed this Feat, although it’s been sad realizing that Ripley can’t handle much physical activity anymore.  I reconnected with my mutts, the two family members that have gotten pushed to the bottom of the dog pile in the last few years.  They got nice smells, some petting, extra treats.  I think they were happy.

Last night, I felt an uncommon burst of energy and decided not to just walk, but to run.  (I never run; I hate it.  But yesterday I met a woman with cystic fibrosis that runs.  If someone with low lung function can do it, so can I!)  So I ran, probably more than I have since I was in elementary school.

By the end, I was almost dragging poor Indy!  Even though he is our “youthful” dog, I guess he’s starting to feel his age.  (We’re pretty sure he’s deaf now, too – either that, or he’s decided to start ignoring us.)

I’ve still been taking Ripley out into the front yard to smell around after I walk Indy.  It seems like a pitiful gesture, but I think she appreciates it.  She gets really excited, and a change of scenery must be nice for someone who never gets out of the house except to

My neighbors just got a new puppy – only 10 weeks old.  She’s adorable!  Cute, floppy, nipping, yapping…she’s great.  She reminds me of both of my pups when they were little.  Indy was a scared little dog that ate his way out of any room we locked him in…just so he could sleep on the couch.  Ripley, who tops out at a whopping 70 pounds today, was a tiny, 15 or so pound pup.

My sweet dogs have been with me through so many life changes – my marriage, my kids, 4 rentals and two houses.  I hope they’re happy with where they are – they deserve it.

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Nature Walk at River Legacy

6 Jan

River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington is offering a nature walk on Saturday, January 8, beginning at 2 pm.  A naturalist from the science center will lead the walk through the nature trails surrounding the science center.  Call 817/860-6752 to RSVP.

River Legacy also offers classes for kids and adults.  For more information, click here.

Jiggle Butt Run 5K

30 Dec

Start the new year strong with a fun 5K run/walk for women and girls!  The Jiggle Butt Run is on Saturday, January 8 at 9:00 am at UTA (Mavericks Athletic Center).  There will also be the “Wiggle Butt Run” – a 1K fun run for kids under 12.

This event benefits SafeHaven of Tarrant County.

Click here for more information and to register for the Jiggle Butt Run. Online registration ends January 3.

For more information on SafeHaven, click here.

Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk for Arthritis

29 Nov

On Saturday, December 4, you can burn some calories, support a worthwhile cause, and get in the holiday spirit at the Fort Worth Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis at Trinity Park.

Festivities begin at 2 pm and include a costume contest.  The 1 Mile Reindeer Fun Run starts at 3:45, and the 5K starts at 4:30.

Arthritis is our nation’s most common cause of disability.  Money raised from this event goes to the Arthritis Foundation, to fund arthritis research and programs that help those living with arthritis.

Early Bird online registration can save you a few bucks, but it ends on December 2 so sign up today!

For details or to register, click here.

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