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“Why Do My Legs Itch When I Fitness Walk?”

Okay this one is a little personal – not because my legs got itchy but because that phenomenon shows just how out of shape I have been lately. I’ll explain –

Google says that having itchy legs when working out (or walking in my case) happens when the capillaries (veins) in the legs start to open up and get exposed to more oxygen. “With consistent exercise,” the experts say, “You legs will stop itching in no time.”

I burst out laughing when I read that to my son. “My legs itch because I’m out of shape!” I exclaimed.

It’s true, too. I used to go for walks every day and then we’d hike some kind of hilly terrain once a week or every 2 weeks.

For the month of December, my physical activity took a real nose dive. And my body got out of shape.

I’m not a crazy fitness person – all I do are some yoga stretches and walk LOL But that works out good for me.

The itchy legs really SUCK. It’s uncomfortable. Yesterday when it happened, I had resolved to walk for at least 1 hour and the itchiness started about 30 minutes into it.

And then afterward I took a shower with coconut milk Dove soap and it was so nice. And then I put on some body oil afterward to stay moisturized.

In conclusion, next time I think it’s okay to take an extended break from physical fitness, I’ll keep this situation in mind and then get my ass up and go for a walk 🙂

“Can We Pet Your Dog?”

As a dog lover but not a dog owner, my son and I have to get our doggy fix when we see random dogs in state parks. lol. It’s not as weird as it sounds.

Often, we’ll see enthusiastic dogs on a leash, leading their owners down a park trail or a hiking trail.

The owners will usually pull their doggy to the side to increase space between us and them so that, just in case we don’t like dogs, the dog won’t impose their happiness on us.

But then,

sometimes,

when the dog looks at us in a friendly way,

the words, “Can we pet your dog?” will escape.

And then seconds later, the dog’s leash will be loosened and the friendly dog will be under our hands! These dogs are usually so soft and well taken care of!

I like this experience because everyone seems happy – the owners don’t mind sharing their dog for 1 or 2 minutes, my son and I meet a new dog and learn their name, and the dog gets some kind words and pets! It’s an overall win!

Once someone who had a huge dog told me, “Maybe you’ll get your own dog one day.” LOL I know right?! But until I get a proper yard, I think I’ll just enjoy random dogs instead 🙂