|Megan and Me at the top of Moro Rock. Great views!|
We wasted our first day catching up on sleep, and spent the following day hiking in the beautiful Sequoias. The trees are enormous. Obviously. But I can't even begin to explain it. We were all in awe of the vastness of the forest and the sheer size of the trees. The rest of the group had multiple bear sightings, but we managed to not be present on those occasions. Bummer. I was really looking forward to seeing a baby bear.
|Shyle, her mom, me, and Megan.|
|The baby bear I did not see.|
Megan and I did a "power hike" followed by standing push-ups, dips, squats, etc. while we waited for the rest of the crew to come along. I love having a friend that is willing to do foolish things in front of crowds of tourists in the parking lot.
I didn't get any running in this weekend, which is stressing me out because I have this marathon coming up very soon and I have hardly any time to train for it. I got in many miles, but not running. On Sunday, I got back too late to do a serious run so I just knocked out 6 miles on the treadmill before bed. I feel really lame right now. Weekend getaways are great, and I do them very often, but if I'm not with Ang, I find it hard to get a run in. I know-- excuses, excuses. Next time, I won't let that happen. I plan on doing an 18 miler this Saturday and I am crossing my fingers this darn heat calms down. When will this madness end!?
After a total of 12 hours in the car this weekend, I am home and back to reality. I am laying in bed with Holly, my dog, who just got spayed and is in a lot of pain. I feel like I can't leave her side because she is too fragile. When I try to pick her up, she squeals in pain and it's killing me! I just want my little fur baby to feel better.
Have you ever signed up for a marathon at the last minute?
This is my first time signing up for a marathon with less than 2 months to train.
Are you a fan of road trips?
I love road trips! I love picking out snacks for the road and making playlists. It's great quality time for you and whoever you're with.