I am a girl who loves mountains, changing seasons, running, true backpacking, strong coffee, and knitting with high quality yarn.
When something bad happens, you have three choices: let it define you, let it destroy you, or let it strengthen you.
The purpose of life is to discover and develop your gift. The meaning of life comes from sharing your gift with others. - David Viscott
Sunday, December 17, 2006
If you know us personally, you wouldn't be surprised that by 7 pm all furniture was mounted, stuff put away, dinner cooked, and I was on computer, Stephen watching movie and Oleg walking Charlie. It feels home.
The best joy showed its cute face today, when I went for a run. Marshall park, that begins in less than half a mile, is small, but has so many trails crossing, it is easy to make a morning 5 miles just there, without getting anywhere else! And those trails are steep and real, with numerous creek crossings on tiny logs.I managed to end up with 2 dead ends at the creeks with no trails on other side, and eventually got to a road that I supposed should connect me to Tryon park. I just followed my gut feeling. The road was weaving a neighborhood almost through private driveways, and after a steep drop down (will I have to come back up on this frosty hill?) I got to Tryon park. I did a 6 mile loop there, trying to move my legs fast - it was 30F and I wore shorts! I met a couple of cute guys in their early 30th - studs, really - who were doing serious hill repeats. Good idea, I didn't even think of Tryon as a place for hill repeats, and I should have! Steep and somewhat wide (horse trail), it goes up for about 0.3M, and there are plenty of same in the park. Will keep it in mind for when I start working on it - a few weeks away.
It was somewhat weird feeling to come out of the park where I usually have a car waiting and still having 30 min to go get home. But I got up that road and to Marshall park, got lost at the same dead ends, and finally made it to the house. What a great way to start a day! Only wish my behind would start feeling again:) It is winter time after all!
p.s. Oh, yes, and I lost another 3 lbs, what means I am at pre-WS100 weight right now with 5 more to go.