Hiking fixes everything
Friday, April 22, 2016
What a week at work! I even overslept and was late today. That's quite an accomplishment since I telecommute and my commute is a walk down the stairs. As I got up my cat came running up to me dropping a dead bird at my feet and proudly proclaiming his love for me. This pretty much summed up my entire week.
There has been lots of hiking and walking and running this week. Each day by the end I needed a release and hiking always replaces stress for me with a wonderful relaxed feeling allowing me to focus on more important things in life.
I found a new trail close to where we live which surprised me, just when I thought I had found all the trails here was a brand new slue of them only 10 mins from my door.
The trail was filled with bridges, mud and something new, frogs. It was fun to try and find them as they hid in the branches and leaves.
The trail we took was quite steep and very heavily treed, the views out to the valley were few and far between and very different from where we normally go.
By the time we got to the top all the stress from the day was completely gone and we finally got to the clearing. What a view. 4.5K uphill, it felt great.
There are more trails for us to explain here, looking forward to trying them all. They are all used for mountain biking which of course lead me to suggest to my husband we take up mountain biking which of course lead to my husband staring at me blanking. I'll take that as a solid maybe.
My eating has gotten back to normal this week but my body is still trying to sort itself out and get over all the processed foods I fed it. It's amazing how long that can stay in your system.
This weekend is the big birthday party for the twins, it's just hitting my daughter how fast this year went. It's a Pancake and Pyjama party and there are about 40 people coming. The menu has needless to say lots of pancake options but lots of healthy brunch items as well. We all bought new jammies to wear. What a great way to end a very hectic, very tiring week.