First, I'm not a wilderness girl.
Second, I hate bugs.
Third, I live in flatland Florida
and Fourth, I hate bugs.
Going into this vacay to the mountains I told Matteo that we were going to be doing all these trail runs & that I was so stoked to get out there & get some incline training in. (Since I'm accustomed to high altitudes living in Florida & all.)
Never said I was the brightest crayon in the box.
Well we flew up Wednesday, and since I got a run in at the Atlanta airport, doing a trail run that day was out of the question. Plus, Matt's grandma had mentioned that they spotted a bear in their front yard the evening before...so evening runs were not.an.option.
So Thursday we ventured out for some trailage. (I create words in my spare time.)
|this was prior to any roughage...even though i'm looking rough|
|so this is the trail that the bear used to visit matt's grandparents|
|my view throughout trailage #1...lol, oh the sights you see!|
|he pooped out after 40 minutes|
I'm leaving out some information...Matt's grandparent's house is on a mountain in NC. Their house is at 4700' elevation.
|their cabin :)|
The start of our run was a grassy knoll...
|that white area is a house...& also our destination|
I don't know what I was thinking. Have I said that? The run down was insane. Haha, I had so much momentum at times that I knew I'd be butt over head rolling down the hill if I didn't slow the heck down. Oh, Matt naturally turned it into a race & took off. And then Parker left me.
My legs were just not cooperating with this downhill run. And then fear set in when I was alone & I got to thinking about the bear.
Alas, I made it to the white area...& reunited with the boys that deserted me.
|i found our 2011 christmas tree!|
We passed a few Christmas tree farms on our climb back up the mountain.
And then we found another path that lead us to this....
that eventually led us to this...
Naturally the boys wanted to go down to the rocks...since we were trespassing I figured I'd keep on the look out for any mountain men, while the boys played in the water fall.
Once they were done trying to be hawaiian tropic models, we ventured back out to the road. The boys were itching to forge their own trail in the woods back up to the house.
I was not.
So Matt had the genius idea of him & Parker attempting to be mountain men & hiking through the roughage, while I stayed on the gravel road.
I channeled Sarah as best as I could...since I was wearing her shirt & all...
and set on.my.own.
|the inclines at times were re-donk-u-lous. 40% incline on my treadmill was nothing compared to this. |
and there were bugs.
|i had 3 cars pass me that were kind enough to leave me a dust present|
Got me moving enough that I beat the boys home.
|matt not realizing i was there & taking a picture :)|
|and the after shot.|
The incline, terrain, & altitude threw my body for such a loop!
Oh & my ipod didn't work right ~ so none of my mileage was tracked.