I honestly can’t remember everything of the past week. My guess? Smoothies, salads, and fruit are mostly likely what I ate. Nothing is standing out though, so no amazing new (or accidental) creations.
I was all over the map last week when it came to fitness. I’m trying to find my groove-thing without running, and I found myself pouting more than once about how life would be so much easier if I could just go run.
I did, however, get to go on a beautiful hike on Saturday. A part of a meet-up group, R and I went with about 20-30 other hikers to a place called Crabtree Falls in the Blue Ridge Mountains, about 4 hours from home. My HR monitor said it was 1200 calories burned in those couple of hours.
I live in a region called Tidewater. To give you some type of explanation….it’s flat. Sea level or below, it’s flat, marshy, wet, and flat. The 1-2 hikes I’ve been on haven’t been the most fun, and I was really trying to find out what the big deal about hiking is. Turns out, just a few hours away is the Piedmont region (as R was lecturing to me on the drive), and it’s NOT flat. It made for a much more beautiful and challenging hike, and I’m starting to understand why people like hiking.
On a personal note, R flew to the front of the group and was the first to reach the summit. I was somewhere near the back! We had lunch and then hiked back down. It really was an awesome time. I’m glad she’s my hiking buddy.
Since R and I had woken up just before 5am on Saturday to get to the group hike, we spent the night in Richmond at a hotel. We went swimming, had dinner, and then curled up in bed watching the Harry Potter movie marathon on ABC Family until we fell asleep – around 830 or so.
Sunday we met up with D, A, and M in Williamsburg and did a little shopping at the outlet mall and then over to Busch Gardens, where we had a blast (as always). R is tall enough to rider her first big rollercoaster, and she loved it! Yay…looks like we’re a rollercoaster family!
So, all in all, my Mother’s Day weekend was absolutely amazing!