Thursday, October 29, 2015

Hiking in the Mountains!

So I am on a small vacation with Olivia and got to spend some time with Jason on Monday. We went to Luray Caverns and walked a good 1.25 miles there even though we had to stop so that they could tell us about the caverns and answer questions. Then we decided to head up to Skyline Drive in the Shenendoah Valley and check out the views and grab some pictures which we did accomplish. Then Jason decided to stop and we decided together to go on a hike to a waterfall which we never did make it to. I was doing great on the way down but regretted going down the hill afterwards because the hike back up was Ugh!!! I was sore for 2 days afterwards and could hardly move yesterday. I am thankfully back to normal and we are planning on coming home tomorrow instead of Saturday. We will stop by an orchard to grab some things from there but it will be good.

I am still debating on signing up for a 5K on Saturday. I know several people who are running in it and I think it will be fun. I am still not sure yet but I think for my racing it will help with the training of my half for next year.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Deferral on Wine & Dine 2015

So yesterday I had to "adult" up and go ahead and defer my race for the Wine & Dine Half Marathon 2015. We have things that we need to pay for and we're going to take advantage of my parents timeshare up in the mountains of Virginia this year so we decided to hold off on the race this year. I put in for the deferral last night and wasn't sure if I had gotten it but I got the email just a little bit ago and it's been confirmed. It's my first race I have ever had to defer but I am glad that I now have more time to train and I'm super excited!

Last night I went for a walk with mom and my sister's dog, Possum. It was so pretty out and cool out and loved it! We walked almost 5 miles and I wasn't hurting or breathing hard at all. I was so happy that I had walked that same spot that we tried to earlier this year and it was not pretty then. So to be able to do it in less than 2 hours I was doing good compared to last time. I think tonight I might go out again and walk again and add in some streets too. :) I'm excited too because I am also getting a reflective safety vest to try out tomorrow so that means I will feel a lot safer on the roads at night or in the morning (who am I kidding? I need my sleep!)

So I'm sure I will post that review on here later this week!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Fall is Here!

I'm so happy that fall is here! The weather has turned cooler and I'm loving it! I'm loving the fact that the rain is gone too until tomorrow and I'm seriously thinking of joining a gym. I'm not sure if I want to join the YMCA or if I want to join Planet Fitness. If I join the YMCA, then I can go work out while Olivia is at gymnastics class or I can go while she is doing something else. But if I join Planet Fitness I have to go at my own time and find some other time to go without her. That is the hardest part. I also get to join at the student rate which is nice too and I have a lot of things more to do at the YMCA.

Still trying to decide what will be a better deal for me. I want to be able to workout even when its raining and so this would be a nice thing to do for me.