Beautiful photo taken by Poema by Anne on our last camp-out!
This weekend my husband and I went camping to celebrate our one year anniversary! We went back to Crab Tree Falls Camp ground and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! We cooked every meal over the fire, slept in a two man hiking tent, may have gotten rained out, and over the weekend I hiked a cumulative of 15 miles. Being a runner, that doesn’t sound like a lot, but this Crab Tree Falls hike is steep. And I proceeded to run most of the way down (if it was safe to do so). It was an extremely hazy weekend, so the view was magnificent and breathtaking.
After I returned from the hike Saturday morning, Tyler had spent the morning fishing and smoking his awesome cigar. We were on the way back up to the falls to check out the view from the bottom when thunder hit, and we raced back to our campsite to put all of our stuff away so it wouldn’t be ruined by the rain!
Tyler proceeded to build the most awesome thing over our fire in order to try protect it from the rain, and it worked great for about an hour, but the rain was just tooo hard and even the coals at the bottom were out by the time the rain stopped. And our tent that we borrowed just couldn’t handle that amount of rain, so our bedding was wet! So we decided to head home to sleep in the dry soft bed and ended up sleeping straight for TWELVE HOURS. I guess we were more tired than we thought!
The next day we hiked for over 10 miles in First Landing State Park, which was amazing. The trails that we took were right next to the bay, so occasionally we’d come out to a clearing of the ocean. It was so refreshing, and I’m so sore I can hardly move! It was a great weekend and totally worth all the pain I feel today <3
I had the most wonderful weekend ever with my favorite ladies! We went camping (yea, we’re tough), built all our own fires with damp wood and without lighter fluid (except for the last fire and even our kindling was wet!), and went on an amazing hike.
The picture of our feet was on the top of one of the Blue Ridge Mountains last Saturday, about a 1.7m hike up from the parking lot. Since we hiked from our camp site, it was about 5.5 miles round trip. Since it wasn’t a super loooong hike, my friend and I went for a little run up the mountain… I’m guessing it was about a 4 mile run total. Either way, I’m really sore!
Camping with a bunch of girls was such an amazing experience, as we were all out their to prove to our men that we would survive, not starve, and actually sleep well. I can’t speak for the rest of the girls, but I did all three. Quite well. And even got a “I’m proud of you” out of my man for our awesome camping abilities!
Of course, we all missed our guys on the trip and talked non-stop about them… whether married, engaged, or dating.
The second picture is our feet when we had an accidental detour to Colonial Williamsburg as we were looking for a bathroom pit-stop. Of course, none of us complained and bought sandwich at the Cheese Shoppe!
Back to fitness… it was really great to switch up the running and biking and enjoy some hiking. It took us awhile to hike the trail, and I can definitely feel it in my legs today! Tonight I’m going to bike and spend some time in the weight room trying to strengthen my core doing the V-sit and planks… any other ideas to help me strengthen my core?