Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Mid-Year Update

I'm not sure where this year has gone, but somehow we've reached the halfway mark! It's been two months since our last resolution update, so I thought it was a good time for a quick update on where we're at going into the second half of the year.

In May, we upped our mileage a bit and got in 109.65 miles--we missed two days of walking while I was on vacation. We both walked separately those days, but only miles we do together count.

In June, we walked every day--twice on most days--and logged 118.14 miles.

Most of the walks in both months were in our neighborhood or my parents' neighborhood, but we got in a few walks at the state park, a few visits to our deer friends after agility class, and a couple visits to the arboretum. Despite the fact that we were in our neighborhood for most of the walks, neither of us are getting bored. We're feeling really lucky that we can easily get 3 miles in our neighborhood without repeating any streets and there are two very different halves to our neighborhood that make it easy to take different walks in the morning and the evening.

We reached the halfway point of the year with 568.66 miles so far, which is 51.7% of our goal--that means we're a little ahead of schedule! Technically, with the mileage we've already earned in July, we only need 2.88 miles/day to reach our 1,100-mile goal for the year. We'll still be striving for at least 3 miles a day, especially since we have a couple travel days together and I'm taking a long weekend to go to my cousin's wedding--and it never hurts to get ahead so that when winter arrives we don't have to feel obligated to be out in the cold for a full hour to get our mileage in.

We're looking forward to working in a few more adventures in the second half of the year as well as seeing how our new neighborhood transforms with each season.

We've already learned the neighborhood lines the streets with flags for Memorial Day and 4th of July.


  1. Congrats on a great first half of the year! Can't wait to get some walks in with you in a few weeks!

  2. I love your goal! Way to go for the first half.

    Monty, Harlow and Ramble

  3. I know, where did the first half of the year go? That's great that you are a little ahead of schedule, and that your new neighborhood is giving you some good walks to keep it going. We have no doubt you'll keep up the good work!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  4. My neighborhood is similar to yours. I can manage to do different walks for morning and evening. I have the option of short walks or longer walks. I don't quite as much as you and Barley do, especially now with the heat and humidity. This morning it was almost 70 degrees when we walked at 6:00 am.

    Keep up the good work!

  5. I think the next requirement for a house will be decent places to walk. After 20+ years in the same boring neighborhood, and it was boring year one, walking here is more of a chore. Congrats for keeping on schedule.

  6. Barley is such a wonderful poser! She looks so proud to be in all the different places. I love how much the two of you walk together.