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My personal Tough Mudder- Bike version

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Today I was all excited because I was able to explore different trails at the new Metropark. I did the usual route first and then I went to the new park. I took a path that led me through a river. Yes, through the river. emoticon So, I went through the river. Then I had to turn around because the path ended. emoticon Thanks! A notice would have been nice. Back through the river I go. Then, I decided to go along the marked trail. I thought I would take it around the park and then pick up the trail that ends at the Nature Center. Well, that would have worked out well except I took a wrong turn when I reached one of the paths. emoticon I continue this path and ended up going through the woods and through tons of mud. emoticon I am not a seasoned off roader yet so it was a work out for me. I finally make it back to the regular path. emoticon When I reach the section where I had made my wrong turn, I noticed that if I had made the correct turn I would have only been a quarter of a mile away from where I wanted to be. You live you learn I guess. I'll know better when I go on Monday.

I took pictures to add to my blog but they ended up turning sideways. I'll try to take pictures on Monday and then post them. I get to see all of the pretty rivers and trees and just enjoyed having time to myself. The bad part of the trip is that I have to ride on a pretty major road to get to the other park that I needed to ride through. There isn't a park connector. I made it in one piece and avoided being run over. I think I rode about 20 miles today. I feel great. I might not have seen a decrease in weight this week but I did not gain. emoticon I have also cut way back on the exercise and I feel much better about it. I am enjoying being out in nature- even if that does include going through mud.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CMCGRUN 8/23/2013 4:28AM

    emoticon I enjoy reading about your journeys. I am glad you have such a neat place to have adventures!

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JESSIKA_56 8/11/2013 3:00PM

    Oh wow, sounds tough!

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MTRACHEL 8/11/2013 2:36PM

    I'm also trying to balance exercise with other things. I was inspired by your hat photo and went back to a hat I'd started knitting and am almost done! Thanks for that!

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LSDALOIA 8/11/2013 12:29PM

    I love getting dirty in nature! I'm not a mountain bike rider, but when I hike I always know it was a good one by how muddy I am.

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PATRICIAAK 8/11/2013 3:13AM

    The Metroparks are wonderful

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KIRSTENLYNN62 8/10/2013 11:42PM

    Wow! What an adventure! Sounds like next time will be better, you just had to learn where NOT to go! I am so impressed that you rode 20 miles! emoticon

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GINGER_BEAR 8/10/2013 8:50PM

    Sounds like you had a fun adventurous ride! Good going getting in 20 miles. emoticon Great workout! emoticon

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TAMMYAND 8/10/2013 8:07PM

    You sure are adventurous! Just be careful too. emoticon

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CRAFTINWIFE 8/10/2013 7:22PM

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NEWCHINELO 8/10/2013 4:56PM

    emoticon ,nice time you had!

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