I decided to spend the day hiking.....I really wanted to see what the big difference on a "real" trail felt like, and the closest one around was 1 1/2 hrs north. So up my honey and I went. Since I did my long run of 12 miles yesterday and today was a rest day, I figured hiking was safe for today.
We got decked out!! Wearing our new trail/running shoes, new backpacks stuffed with goodies, a flashlight, doorags, tissues, mucho water, cell phone and an all-in-one knife-gadget--we were ready for anything!!! Bring it on!!!
Well, first we got lost...where the hell is this trail??...the directions looked easy enough...ok, a few wasted minutes (alright..it was about 30 in all) and a stop at the gas station and we found our destination. We jumped out of the car and got our gear on, checked out the trail map and decided to take the 3-mile trail. All this gear for 3 miles??? Silly, aren't we....but we had fun....saw a runner going by and thought he's training for the Ice Age 50k, two couples hiked by with their dogs (hey..they dont allow dogs here) and that was it! How peaceful!!
We hit the bathrooms, scrape the mud off our new shoes and jump back in the car....just a taste. Enough to make me realize this is my next goal for sure. Next year tho......still got some training to do to earn this title of UltraChick.
I'm not doing well with my diet....it's my only vice--sweets, especially chocolate. But I'm trying to be kind to myself cause this is a tough year for me....Dad's illness, selling my home, moving, kids leaving......lots for one year. So I keep talking to myself that maybe I have to allow this vice...a more realistic goal is to not gain any weight...give up the goal to lose. That's probably more sensible during stressful times. I'm trying to be ok with that.