Monday, May 4, 2015

Finally Feeling Better and a Little Mountain Time

Finally I started feeling better.  In fact, by last Wednesday I woke up no longer in a lot of pain when I took a deep breath:)
Yay, I have been excited that the respiratory illness has finally decided to leave!  That seriously wiped me out over the last 3 weeks!

I am still overly tired and seem to be able to sleep forever.  It's not related to the cold I am getting over.  But I am not in the mood to dwell on that today.

I am so embarrassed at my Fitbit numbers, I even had a week where I reached the unranked section.... Ya, not good and even worse when I don't like in my mind looking lazy, even if it was out of my control:)

I also haven't had as much time to spend visiting other blogs, at least not much as I normally spend.  I have been reading blogs at work, but most are too hard to comment by phone, so I haven't shared as much comment love. *sorry*

I am going to try a light run this morning.  I just need it for the
relaxation part of it! I have to do something later today that is needed, but I am not looking forward to it and I think getting out for a light run will help before that portion of my day begins!

Wednesday after an appointment I found myself not to far from one of my favorite canyons, so I couldn't help to instead of turning the car to go home, turn it to head up the canyon.  It was a beautiful drive (pic's shared in this post today), spring hasn't quite sprung in the mountains here yet except for in the lower elevations.  I drove up to about 9000 ft, and although most of the snow (since we like skipped winter here this year) was melted, the lakes are still frozen over.  However, a lot will change over the next month and I am really looking forward to camping on the weekends again come June!

I rarely take selfies, here is my niece
and I taking a hiking break for a camera
kissy face pic:)
Thursday, I was a bit in the outdoorsy mood.  (When am I not:) So I went with a sister and her two cute kiddo's and we did a little hiking.
We only went about 2 miles, and it took us 3 hours.  That's what happens when you walk the pace of a 2 & 4 year old:)  But that's okay, since my lungs still weren't the best, it actually worked out perfectly and I just felt fine and enjoyed a new hike I had never been on.  Even though it's one that technically in a way is visible from my house.
I know weird huh!  From my front door, I live about 20 minutes away from over 70 different hiking trails.  I've taken all maybe 3 of those my entire life.
It's not that I don't hike, I guess I just don't mind a further drive to a destination to start, but I have decided this year I am going to start take advantage of the close proximity of so many awesome trail heads closer to home.

However, if you ask my niece she told me to make sure I only pick hikes that don't have bugs, LOL She is such a girly girl, but that's okay!

My cute niece and nephew love to throw rocks.
I booked a few more weddings for this year, and I have a big one that I am getting everything prepped for later this week.
This week, I am going to focus on staying busy instead of things in my life out of my control.  I am also going to definitely get out and begin running again.
It's going to take a couple of weeks to work back up, after not running for almost 4 weeks. But that's okay, I am looking forward to it!

LAST, I just opened sign ups this morning for the next Giveaway Hop, that will run in JUNE. If you'd like to join us we'd love to have you. Visit HERE to sign your blog to join.



So that is a little brief on my week.  How did your week go?  Have you been getting out and enjoying spring too?








28 comments :

  1. Glad you are feeling better. Those mountain pics are gorgeous! Wow, still frozen lakes? I actually got a 5 mile run/walk in this weekend which was a success! Your niece is so cute. I see she likes disney too!

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    1. Thanks! Ya lakes up in the higher elevation mountain area's don't normally melt until July, but this year we are about a month ahead so I imagine they will be melted or almost by end of June.
      Oh ya, she is a total Disney fan through and through!

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  2. It's wonderful to hear you are feeling better. I hope you can get your running in this week. The pictures are gorgeous. Isn't it funny how we don't take advantage what is nearby? I can't wait to hear about more hikes...without bugs.

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    1. Thanks! Ya it is crazy that sometimes we do forget to take advantage of what is so close:)
      Ya, I don't think the bug free thing is possible, but I will try:)

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  3. I've tried to enjoy the spring, but now it's warming up since it's May. Once we reach May, summer's not that far behind. Glad you are feeling better and getting back outside.

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    1. Thanks! That's true, in Texas your probably about to start summer huh:)

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  4. I'm glad you're feeling better! Respiratory problems can really impact your quality of life. I had really bad allergies last year in the Spring and just felt like I could never breathe fully or sleep well. That photo of you and your niece with the kissy faces is adorable!

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    1. Thanks! I know upper respiratory infections are the worst!

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  5. So glad to hear that you're feeling better and that you were able to enjoy some time outside. I find that getting outside always helps me to feel better.

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    1. I agree, sometimes that Vitamin D can be a cure all:)

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  6. It always is wonderful to know that an illness is finally going away. I hope you have a nice easy run today! The scenery is gorgeous in your photos of the hike with your niece and nephew. I love her comment about not wanting bugs on a hike!

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    1. Thanks! Oh ya she is such a cute girly girl, wish I could accomodate the no bugs thing, but I don't think it's going to happen, LOL

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  7. I'm glad you are feeling better! I hope you post pics of the weddinngs you are working on, they are cool to see!

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    1. Thanks Jenelle! Oh ya, I will post some of the wedding pics!!!

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  8. So relieved to hear that you're feeling better, Kristy! Cute pic of you and your niece too :)

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  9. Good to hear that you are feeling better!! So great that you got out and hiked! Funny we just started exploring the trails near us this year, you'll be surprised at how nice it is to be so close to new trails! Great pics and your niece and nephew are so cute! :)

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    1. Thanks! You know funny thing, although I had thought about venturing out on some closer trails before, it wasn't until I started reading all your weekly hiking posts and you said how close they were to your home that I said to myself, just go explore myself closer to home:)

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  10. Glad to hear you are starting to feel better! A nice leisurely hike with the little ones sounds fun!

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  11. Glad you are feeling better finally! Your hike looks fun and this weather can't be beat. My favorite time of year!

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    1. Thanks, yes the hike was fun, hiking this time of year can be perfect!

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  12. I'm glad to hear you are feeling better! I'm so amazed at the beautiful trails and sights that you have so close to home. I love that you can take a little detour and end up in the middle of a canyon with mountain views. We definitely don't have that in Milwaukee :)

    Adorable pic with your niece!!

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I have always thought I am lucky to live so close to so many beautiful mountains and canyons:) Hopefully you have places outside of Milwaukee even if a drive, that you can get out and enjoy the outdoors too:)

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  13. Such a cute picture with your niece! :) We have had the strangest weather here for the past couple of days. It's felt like monsoon season, which it's way too early for! I love some nice cloud cover sometimes, but I wasn't able to run yesterday morning before work because of some lightening, which is just so weird for this time of the year! I hope you're able to have some nice relaxing runs this week! :)

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    1. Thanks Hailey!
      I think we are getting your weather this week. It has been, and we are all set for thunderstorms all week:) Oh well, we really need the water here so right now I will allow it to rain all it wants, LOL

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  14. Glad you're feeling better! 70 trails near you?? I would be in heaven. I'm so thankful Spring is finally here!

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    1. Those are just what I know about, I actually think there are a lot more. I am really lucky to live in a valley surrounded by beautiful mountains!

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