January 28th: Go for a Long Walk

Walks have definitely been in the mix a lot more since getting Bella. Everyday getting a little longer to tire this incredibly active doggie.

Today we attempted a long one with Mia in stride to try and get them more comfortable with each other. They both love it.

We went over two miles and by the end they were walking side by side with no problems and ready for a nap when we got home.

Amazing how a new dog can change your life. It can be exhausting by snuggles and exercise are making it all worth it.

May 13th: Walk Barefoot in the Park

This task might be a little dangerous in Denver due to the obscene amount of geese in the parks these days but lucky for me the park near my house is pretty clear of geese, meaning no worry of all those droppings. 


So today was just a nice afternoon to walk barefoot in the park. Of course I brought Mia along and she had a blast running around. She is now sleeping very soundly. 

February 14th: Go on a Doggie Playdate

I think this date was maybe more for my friend Sara and I than the dogs because they did not seem too interested in each other. It was wonderful though. It was gorgeous outside so we went to a dog park close to both our houses. There is a big lake there so after letting the dogs run for a while we walked around the lake, which got my 20 minute walk in for the day. 

Today marks half way to my month of no drinking, although I have a cheat day coming up so not sure if it really counts. But it has been great. Mia definitely enjoys me being home and not galavanting around.

Anyway, Happy Valentines Day to you all. I hope your day was full of love! ❤

February 7th: Walk 20 Minutes Everyday for 30 Days

Well, here is another longer period challenge!

Before I moved into my current house I walked everyday, at least twice a day. I did not have a backyard, so I had to take Mia out at least that much. I have gotten rather lazy since moving into a house with a backyard over a year ago… and it is time to change that.

Mia enjoys her morning time in the backyard, often runs the fence line with the neighbor dog, and basks in the sun (when it is out and not freezing). But I know it is time to make a change, get up and moving, and make sure to take significant walks everyday.  To start that, I will be walking everyday for the next 30 days for at least 20 minutes.

Today we did FOUR miles in an hour and 20 minutes. It would have been much faster if Mia did not have to pee, poop, and smell things every 2 minutes…


In addition to this goal I just want to express that I am also doing a fundraiser called Run Ranger Run


It is a great fundraiser to help raise money for veterans. You can help veterans out too by donating to my team! Just go to CrowdRise.com choose my team “GCE – Getting Closer Everyday” and then choose me, Megan Tutin! Any donations go directly to GallantFew, a charitable organization that has the mission “To facilitate a peaceful, successful transition from military service to a civilian life filled with hope and purpose.


Our team is dedicated to run/walk/bike 565 miles by the end of February (there are 10 of us!).

Thanks for any donations. Veterans and veteran families thank you!

On a side note, I ate meat Sunday… so I guess the vegetarian run is over. But I definitely feel like I felt healthier during that time so I plan on concentrating more on eating that way, just with meat every once in a while.

Today is day 7 of no alcohol, but technically only day 6 because I took Super Bowl Sunday as a cheat day. I feel more productive… I finished knitting a baby blanket for a baby shower I am going to this week, I am almost on to my second book on my list, and I think I will be finding it easier to get up and do my walks/runs!

So far this year is shaping up to be pretty great. Making this list and actually holding myself accountable to it feels good.