Monday, August 6, 2012

Lake George!

I will be MIA for a couple of weeks, but should have some good stories for the bloggypoo when I return. We are going to be in Lake George in Upstate New York for the next little while. We are camping on an island in the middle of the lake with nothin but our boat and our gear. Ain't nothin better!! Check back soon for some more updates when we get internet access again! In the meantime, enjoy the view from my tent door that I wake up to every morning!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Reservoir Run

This morning I decided I was going to do a little cross training and go on a bike ride. I threw the bike on the bike rack and drove out to a trail I used to ride as a kid. I pulled up, lifted the bike off and started off down the trail. About 50 feet in, I was confronted with a rock wall, and a lot of fallen trees. The trail was completely over grown with forest now and probably hadn't been touched in years. I honestly couldn't even make out where the trail used to be at all. I decided to head over to Nepaug Reservoir and ride along the trail there. Upon arriving, I remembered that it is not a very long trail and I would probably go there and back in a matter of minutes. I decided to scratch the biking idea and I kicked off my shoes and started off running down the trail.

It was a cloudy but beautiful morning, the temperature was perfect and there was not a soul out on the trail with me. I ran along the reservoir reflecting on how lucky I feel to live in such a beautiful place. Besides the trail being rough and rocky (not the best combination for bare feet, but it is getting easier), it was really an awesome run. I got to the end of the trail and traced my steps back again to the car. I was disappointed it was only  about 2.5 miles, but oh well. It's pretty cool that I can be disappointed now about a short run like that, when I used to feel so accomplished and tired after having run that far. I love running now, for the first time in my life.
Nepaug Reservoir from the dam