So we decided to make the most of the day and head out for a hike at a nearby trail. I honestly felt like an idiot for not having found the trail sooner. It's PERFECT for running, gorgeous scenery and is maybe a 25 minute drive from my house. I'm definitely dragging hubby back there for a run soon.
The hike took us about 80 minutes for 3.75 miles, nice and slow with plenty of breaks for checking out the scenery, admiring mushrooms on trees and spotting turtle shells on the trail. That weirded me out big time. The shell was white. So now I'm wondering if:
a) The shell was old and had been bleached by the sun,
b) There are little albino turtles out there that I don't know about, or
c) That wasn't a turtle shell, I'm an idiot and it was a weird white rock or something. Who knows.
I had grand plans to do some sort of cross training after the hike, maybe some spinning or yoga. I opted to plant my butt on the couch instead, but I did bargain with myself and walk just over 2 miles on the treadmill while reading.
And that was Day 1 of Marathon Training. Remind me not to start any grand upcoming training schedules the day after being in a food/sugar/Baileys induced coma. Thanks.
Oh! I found an awkward picture and you guys get to see it and hear the story. You're so welcome. I had to stop and pee on the trail, and naturally hid behind a tree which was maybe 4 inches across. For the record, I am bigger than 4 inches wide, so the tree did nothing. Anyway, somehow hubs got a picture of me running to catch up still buckling everything up. WHY?! Seriously. Why would you take a picture in the direction that I am peeing? The man is dangerous with a camera.
I'm curious...do any of you go hiking/running on trails alone?
I would love to head to this trail and run on my own, because it's honestly perfect. BUT - I'm not sure how I feel about going alone, because it is so deserted. Any advice on this? Would you go if you had cell reception?
Are you "back on track" with eating and exercise after the holidays?
Yesterday I ate a Chinese buffet for lunch and Christmas leftovers for dinner, but today I finally feel ready to ingest some green items. (Besides green M&Ms, of course). Had a great run tonight as well!