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To be physically tired by this routine?

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ohdoadoodoo Tue 14-Mar-17 21:55:34

Or am I just unfit/lazy?

6:30am - wake up, walk dog for half hour
7-7:40 - get ready for work
7:40-8 - walk to work
8-12 - work
12-12:20 - walk home
12:20-12:40 - walk dog
12:40-1 - walk back to work
1-5 - work
5-5:20 - walk home
5:30-6:15(ish) - walk dog
6:15-10:15 - TV/chores/make dinner
10:15-10:30 - walk dog
Bed

Feeling constantly tired. Realise others have a lot more on their plate but feel like I spent my life walking!! confused

gamerchick Tue 14-Mar-17 21:57:28

Get a Fitbit and come join in our hustles. grin

SparkleSunshine201 Tue 14-Mar-17 21:58:03

It does seem full on without much time to relax. Do you not eat on your lunch break? Perhaps you can hire a dog walker for the mid day walk?

SomewhatIdiosyncratic Tue 14-Mar-17 21:58:03

That sounds tiring to me! Any way to speed up the walking to/ from work, a bike or scooter perhaps?

I like walking, but it repetitive plodding can be draining.

NavyandWhite Tue 14-Mar-17 21:59:59

Good grief. It's great that you're so committed to your dog and that you're putting him first but that's a lot of walking. Does he need the one at bed time? And even the one when you get home at 5.30 could be shortened/slashed. What breed is he?

WheresTheEvidence Tue 14-Mar-17 22:01:33

6am alarm goes off
6.25 leave home
6.30am-7.30pm work
7.35 arrive home
8 cook and eat tea
10 sleep!

WheresTheEvidence Tue 14-Mar-17 22:02:03

Oh and I roughly walk 9/10 miles a day.

NapQueen Tue 14-Mar-17 22:05:02

For the first and last walk on your list cant he just have a race round the garden/yard while you shower and get ready etc?

Cosmicglitterpug Tue 14-Mar-17 22:06:12

I don't know much about dogs- does it need four walks a day?

Moanyoldcow Tue 14-Mar-17 22:06:20

That walk home at lunch time is excessive and 4 hours of TV/dinner/chores - is that mostly chores or are you properly relaxing?

And you are walking more than 3 hours a day - great to be fit but you almost certainly need more sleep and when do you eat?

I'd get a lunchtime dog walker, cut one of the evening walks, take a good multivitamin, try going to bed a bit earlier and make sure I'm eating enough.

I would be exhausted doing half of that but I'm exceptionally lazy blush

LouKout Tue 14-Mar-17 22:06:35

Get bus to and from work?

ScrumpyBetty Tue 14-Mar-17 22:06:50

You are definitely not being unreasonable to be tired! You need time to relax in evenings, not just doing chores. Have you got a partner who could walk your dog a few times a week for you? Could you hire a dog walker, even just once a week to give the dog a longer walk and give you a rest?

I have a similar routine to you, up at 6 to walk dog before work and then do a long walk every evening too- on top of looking after dc and chores. The only reason I cope is because I have a lovely dog walker once a week, plus DH does a few of the evening walks for me. I find a bit of rest is really important

ageingrunner Tue 14-Mar-17 22:09:14

I'm assuming you're work in a hospital ward, WheresTheEvidence?

NapQueen Tue 14-Mar-17 22:09:34

If you hired a dog walker then could you walk with the dog to work and have the sog walker collect them there and return them home? Then at teatime collect them and walk to work to handover and you walk the dog home?

So two 40 mins walks a day (7.40-8.20 and 4.40-5.20)?

ScrumpyBetty Tue 14-Mar-17 22:09:40

Try BorrowMyDoggy- a website where you can find people who might want to walk your dog for free just for the love of it!

WrittenandGrown Tue 14-Mar-17 23:35:46

My day is similar although I have a 45 minute commute so get up earlier and get home later but I have a dog walker at lunch time. If you can arrange it I really recommend it, the dog gets a lovely walk and I get a text report about what they did together.

My dog sometimes wants a little walk just before bed but it's literally just a trot around the block <5 minutes. Sometimes a little leg stretch and a chance for the toilet is enough for dogs (not everytime).

Well done for looking after your dog so well many people don't.

Perhaps if you could expand on your day a bit more, posters who know about these things could make suggestions.

SheRaaarghPrincessOfPower Tue 14-Mar-17 23:46:00

Why does your dog need 4 walks a day?

bignamechangeroonie Tue 14-Mar-17 23:54:59

My dog wants to come and live with you

TestingTestingWonTooFree Tue 14-Mar-17 23:59:30

That's a lot of dog walking. You don't seem to have much down time. Not surprised you're tired.

arethereanyleftatall Wed 15-Mar-17 00:03:53

You spend over 3 hours per day walking. I'm sure you're not unfit, and I'm not surprised you're knackered.

Graceflorrick Wed 15-Mar-17 00:04:09

I know this isn't helpful, but we'd been thinking about getting a dog and your post has made me realise we're not up to it. You're a great dog wonder OP flowers

llangennith Wed 15-Mar-17 00:17:24

Your day sounds very boring and that can cause depression which leads to fatigue. Does your dog really need that much walking?

Joffmognum Wed 15-Mar-17 00:37:20

If you live in the countryside or just near a grassy field (or have a really big lawn), I'd replace one of those walks with throwing a tennis ball from one of those plastic ball throwers whilst having a sit down. Is that possible for you?

EmeraldScorn Wed 15-Mar-17 03:22:33

My dogs get two walks a day (more like running than walking to be honest), could you maybe reduce your dog walks to twice a day? I don't think your dog needs the 12.20 or 5.30 walks. What sort of dog do you have? Mine are boxers and I take them out for a morning walk and an evening walk.

KoalaDownUnder Wed 15-Mar-17 04:00:29

My dog gets one walk a day, for one hour. Vet says she's fit, happy & in the rudest of health. (She does have a dog door with access to a large-ish garden, though).

The midday walk is excessive, surely. Can you cut it?

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