What a weekend!! I was attending a “Becoming an Outdoor Woman” retreat with my sister and several of her friends. For most anyone that knows me would say that I am already a big fan of the outdoors so this weekend was going to be a challenge of just having fun. The High Ropes course was by far the best event I was part of and took me 100% out of comfort zone. I loved it!! Mountain biking was great but we only did 1 mile of trails. Our instructor was not very prepared and after about 30 minutes into the class he pretty much handed it over to me. I adjusted the bikes, went over some safety tips, and lead our group on a short ride in the country. After arriving back to camp I ended the class with a nice cool down stretch and had so much fun. Our instructor even seemed to enjoy it. The Director of the program approached me and asked if I would come back in the Fall and help with the next workshop. Absolutely!!
After arriving home Sunday afternoon I took a nap and then hit the roads for a run. I needed it and loved it. Since it was already 7pm I knew that I had just enough time to get a decent distance in before dark. Basically I am not a fan of out and back runs but this one last nice was pleasantly nice and I really felt good overall with just a little aching in both of my knees. Not bad but was enough that I knew it was there. Finished at 8.5 miles at an average 9:18 pace. Had thought about continuing to run until I spotted my husband out in the car looking for me. Isn’t it great to have someone who supports you and worries about you. I then realized that I wanted to head home. Not having spent much time with my family made me miss them and I quickened my pace for the last mile.
Should have picture very soon. I did not take my good camera but I will have some sent to me that was taken during the weekend.
Already looking forward to my run today. Would love a repeat of last night.