Friday, July 22, 2011
Ok, so today was the first day of my summer vacation from the school I work at. 6 glorious weeks away from the stress and worries of being at a new school site.
I was so ready for it, I made my list of things I want to do during vacation. You know the usual things, get things done in the apartment, get together with friends, spend time with the grandkids. Read, work on my crafts and try to get my biological clock switched around for the early morning shift I'm now on.
Of course, on the top of my list is to workout daily, get back to the gym and re read the Spark. I so need to get back on track.
A few weeks ago an old friend and I decided to start going for walks one day week. We decided that San Diego is such a beautiful city, we wanted to explore different parks, trails and lakes to walk at. So far we have done Chollas Lake twice, Mission Trails Park, Memorial park all great choices.
Yesterday I touched base with her about this weeks walk and we decided that to get out today for our walk would be a perfect way to start my vacation. (She works at a traditional schedule school so she's been off for 4 weeks already)
Anyway, we decided to walk Lake Murray! No problem, it's only 3.2 miles around the lake. We figured why not, it wasn't to hot, although the sun came out a little soomer than we anticipated, and there was a nice breeze. So we start our walk, no problem, we had sun screen on, we had our water. At the 1 1/2 mile marker, she asked if I was doing OK, or did I want to go back? I figured at 1 1/2 miles it really didn't make much differance. So we continued on a little slower but did just fine until!!!!!! we got to a lttle past the 3 mile marker and discovered that the rest of the trail we closed off. We just stood there with our mouths open in shock not sure if we wanted to laugh or cry!
So! our short 3.2 mile walk turned out to be a 6 mile 3 hour walk. It was much slower walking back. We had to stop several times in the shade. The heat really got to me and I had to sit for awhile after getting sick. But we made it.
Needless to say it will be a while before we go back!
Guess I really burned those calories today didn't I!
Now, let's see if I can even move for my scheduled early morning walk tomorrow!
I'll let you know!