Sunday, March 25, 2012

Keep On Moving

Pounded out another 4.73 miles at Preston Park with Tammi today.  I was really tired and sluggish.  It was still good to just get out and do it.  We didn't even take any pictures.  What's up with that?  

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sunny Day

So much sunshine!  North Park was the happening place today!

I'm very anxious for the green to arrive.  None the less, today was lovely. 
 Today after church I pounded out 6.09 miles at North Park all by myself.  It was warm enough for short sleeves and no jacket.  Heck, I found myself wishing I had worn shorts!  Some spots were muddy.  There was a moderate number of mountain bikers to dodge.  They were mostly covered in mud, but boy did it look fun.  I'm surprised to not see any horses today.  There was a set of tracks, but they were not fresh enough to be from today.  As I meandered my way about the trail, I thought to myself...  Way back in the day I would have sneared at the idea of going for a walk in the woods.  Why would anyone want to do that?  If it's not on the back of the horse it would be for not.  Many years later and actually not that long ago, I found myself encouraged to do so.  I began to actually appreciate parks, especially state parks, and what else but TRAILS!  The kind you walk on with your own two feet!  What?!  Last summer began the battle of wills against hills.  I hate hills.  I would mostly avoid them if I could.  Ugh... so much effort to hike hills!  But now... I'm NOT so intimidated by hills.  I still don't like them, but they are a challenge worth taking.  I thought to myself today... I wonder if I will ever climb a mountain?  Maybe in a couple years?  Who knows?!    These are the things that I ponder when I'm enjoying the exercise. 

I came home.  Took a short nap.  Then we had dinner.  I made the tastiest boneless pork chops in the crockpot today.  We also had mashed potatoes and asparagus.  For dessert... strawberry shortcake with vanilla ice cream.  Yes... I think I earned my ice cream today!

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Exploring North Park

Me.  On my own.  Exploring the trails of North Park. 

It's always cool to stumble upon wooden bridges along the trail.

Self guided?  But of course!  I guided myself for almost 5 miles here.

Skyline Trail.  What a BEAUTIFUL day!  Hiked 1 1/2 miles here.

I was a loner today, but determined not to waste the beauty of the day. It was really windy, but I put on a windbreaker and a hat and set out with an earful of Toby Mac.   It's supposed to snow tomorrow! North Park is a good place to hike when I'm on my own.  I visited some geocaches, dropped a couple of travel bugs and picked up one in return.  Can't beat it!  It was fantastic!!!  Total mileage 6.33 miles all together. 

I'm a happy girl!  I'm in line with my 5 mile per week goal.  As a matter of fact, we are on week 9 of 2012.  That means that I need to have hiked 45 miles to meet my goal.  As of today I have hiked more than 70 miles this year.  I've almost doubled my goal!  That is AWESOME!!!!  Here's to many more!