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Hiking on hard-packed snow

Saturday, March 09, 2013

The end of last week was pretty much a fail in my blogging as well as my “sleep” project. My sleep for the past three or four days has been very irregular, and I finally slept this morning, from around 4:30 to 11:30. I finally started working four days a week, with this past Friday being my first official day off. Maybe that helped. It certainly helped in that I made a huge turkey/rice soup. I have eight jars in the fridge, which will serve for tonight’s supper as well as week-day/work-day lunches this week for DH and I.

All of this success, along with the gloriously sunny and warm weather, got me energized. My DH and I went for a short hike on a snow-packed path in the woods this afternoon. Keep in mind that I just got the ok a few weeks ago to start cardio after years of not being able to do any, and you’ll understand how thrilled I am to have been out on the trail for about 35 minutes today. I was going at a pretty good clip, and so went in front of my husband, who was taking his time. I also stretched in the parking lot before getting back in the car – makes a huge difference for me to stretch immediately after doing any exercise, even just walking.

Tomorrow is another day, and another opportunity to get out there. We’re not sure yet where we’ll go, as today’s trail was getting pretty slushy by the time we finished, but we’re definitely getting out there!
Spring ahead tonight, peeps!
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