Can I Run a Half Marathon?

I’m one step closer to completing my very first half marathon in a few weeks! Well, according to fitbit, I’m actually about 21,296 steps closer. Today I completed 10 miles running and walking at Clark County Wetlands Park in Henderson, NV. It was no easy feat, and leaving behind my poor pup at home afterContinue reading “Can I Run a Half Marathon?”

Finding ways to recharge when life gets hectic

This week was a rough one. Foster kid ran away for the fourth and fifth time, then ultimately moved out. It was emotional, it was tense, and I felt “grounded” at home trying to keep tabs on our foster teen. I’m not going to lie, it was ROUGH. Thankfully I found a little time eachContinue reading “Finding ways to recharge when life gets hectic”

Discovering the River Mountains Loop Trail: Part 1

I recently started a new adventure around miles of mountain views, and when I finally get there, refreshing Lake Mead landscapes. I’m nowhere near ready to do the entire 35-mile trail on foot in one session, but nine miles was a great start! Read on to find out about the picturesque views and quirky sightsContinue reading “Discovering the River Mountains Loop Trail: Part 1”

How I found the motivation to run more

It’s coming up: my first half marathon. That’s 13.1 miles, or 21 kilometers, and way more time and distance that I’ve ever logged before. But how did I find the time and motivation to run more? Was it a New Year’s resolution that actually stuck? As they say, the devil is in the details. Here’sContinue reading “How I found the motivation to run more”

Nine pet professionals to add to your dog’s team

Who has brought home a new pet during quarantine? According to the news, pet sales and adoptions have soared thanks to COVID-19. I honestly asked my dog yesterday, “what would I do without you during quarantine?” Clearly, there’d be a whole lot more of me talking to myself 🤣 If you’re one of the manyContinue reading “Nine pet professionals to add to your dog’s team”

Ten ways to prepare for you first dog-friendly road trip

Planning a family road trip with the dog can be tons of fun! There’s no worrying about finding a good kennel and hauling your pup over there to stay while you’re vacationing. With a little advanced preparation, you can have an enjoyable vacation for the whole family, pooch included. I don’t know about your dog,Continue reading “Ten ways to prepare for you first dog-friendly road trip”

The one where my budget fell by the wayside so I could keep buying organic

Adding a foster kid to our household during a pandemic sure stretched our budget. While my husband and I have lived through frugal times in the past, compromising our food budget isn’t something we like to do much anymore. While trying to get realistic about our finances, I decided to end a years-long hiatus fromContinue reading “The one where my budget fell by the wayside so I could keep buying organic”

The One Where Dart Went Swimming

It’s finally happened. My dog discovered there is a large body of water in our back yard. After weeks of ignoring our hot tub, and being especially afraid of the cover (it’s big and noisy), Dart realized he just HAD to go for a swim. Does anyone else’s dog have trouble turning off that doggie-paddlingContinue reading “The One Where Dart Went Swimming”

The One Where We Started a New Year

This new year got a little…tumultuous. Anyone else ready for a reset moving into 2021? To be clear, I’ve had plenty of fun during this winter break. Sometimes though, having a new foster kiddo in the house makes things a little TOO interesting. I like to keep my holidays and downtime pretty low-key. Thanks toContinue reading “The One Where We Started a New Year”