It has been nice to have a full day of rest today, but I am really going to miss the dear friends I made who left this morning. Erica, Amy, Ellen, and so many others. I can't imagine hiking without you girls, but I will be carrying you with me. It will be Erica's contagious smile and encouraging words, Amy's perseverance, and Ellen's positivity. I don't know if you fancy-ass lawyers will ever make it over to this site, but if you do... thank you, thank you, thank you! You have forever had an impact on my life, and I love you.
In other news, I lost my iPod during the beach hike Thursday...big bummer. Not a huge surprise since I kept dropping shit out of my pockets like Hansel and Gretel. If you look at the beach pictures you can see a packet of tissue on the ground between my legs. Of course I came home with the tissue. So my sweet wife surprised me with a new one! She is loading my music and overnighting it tomorrow. I am very excited since I have some open gym time this coming week where I will need to find my own motivation.
I have also been experiencing a lot of pain in the arch/inner ankle of my left foot. After the most delicious reflexology appointment (where I learned that it could be related to the kidneys), lots of ice, and Doctor HOY'S Natural Pain Relief Gel it is feeling much better...or at least like I am going to make it through the day tomorrow. Em is going to be sending me some KT Tape, and I ordered a new pair of shoes for hiking. It has been suggested that I try some Trail Running shoes, but they won't arrive until Tuesday. I'll let you know how it goes. Speaking of hikes, we will be reassessed tomorrow to determine at what level we will be hiking during this upcoming week. I'm not sure what this is going to look like since it is POURING RAIN and FREEZING! Wish me luck.
RECENT EPIC EVENTS
- I referred to a workout as "Awesome" and "So much fun!" and meant it.
- I met my facebook buddy Jennifer today for the first time.
- I hit my top speed in Cardio Circuit
- Finished all of my laundry
- I turned on my TV Saturday for the first time since I got here
|Look at the deer...so pretty.|
|Me at the 1/2 way point.|
|Me, Stephanie, Erica, Anne, Amy, Ellen, Jason, and Others. Van One's Last Hike.|
|Baby's Got CamelBak|
|Way to go Team!|