It's been a little while, I apologize for being MIA for a while. But it was a well needed fishing camping trip that came just at the right time.
I've had an eventful past few weeks, and I hate to say it, but it's not all been good!
HOPING THE FIRES OUT WEST ARE OUT SOON
A few weeks ago I thought it was bad, when I was out on a run and I was doing more coughing than running. The fires out west are seriously bad, I really hope they can be put out soon. It's a bit better this weekend, but still not great! WE NEED RAIN!!!
I live right by the mountains, and I am surrounded almost in all directions with other mountains. But even right up next to them the smoke from California, Washington, Oregon and others are so bad that I couldn't even see them at all some days.
You can see how bad it is in these pictures, so sad!
FITBIT SUPPORT IS AWESOME
So if you read my blog, you probably know I love my Fitbit and I love having fun with competitions on it! A few weeks ago it quit working.
I contacted them, and they helped me do a reset on it. But then it only worked a few days, and died again and no restart would fix it.
Fitbit Customer Service is awesome! I didn't even have to ask, they just told me even though my Fitbit is beyond the 1 year warranty, they would still send me a FREE replacement!
Then they did, it arrived in the mail Saturday! Unfortunately, I won't be using it much right now because...
THE PART I DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT - RUNNING/WALKING
A bit over a week ago I started getting some major pains in my Tendon (worse than flare up pains.) I won't go into the details on the how, what and whys because I can't even begin to tell you how depressed it has made me.
But I will tell you this.
I can't even walk, and if I even try to run my tendon nearly gives out on me, RUNNING isn't possible right now. When I say I can't walk, I mean I literally CAN NOT walk in a normal shoe, it's sheer terrible pain.
It's been this way for a little over a week now:(
NO SIGNS of getting better, in fact if anything it just keeps getting worse. I have woken up many days with my ankle almost swollen triple in size.
I am wearing the boot again, most of the time, I am doing what I know to do.
The only way I can walk, is if I am in a 3"-4" high heel, or up on my tip toes for short distances (when the tendon isn't stretched at all.) It's the only way I can stand the pain enough to get around a little.
I am having a VERY hard time with this.
Actually, that is putting it mildly. I am not handling this well at all. Which is why when last Monday rolled around, I needed it more than ever!
|A few weeks ago I wrote a Travel Tuesday post on hiking Bald Mountain.|
Above is Bald Mountain, this is just what it looks like from below at Mirror Lake.
I needed to get away before I got myself into a massive depressive funk because after 2 years 8 months, I am almost worse off than I was when I thought I went through the worst of the original worst part of the work injury.
So, up to Utah's high Uinta mountains I went. Life not only feels better at 9000-11,000 feet, but everything even tastes better up there!
Oh, and it was SO PEACEFUL, seriously just quit and nature AWESOME!
|Usually all of this is lake, but they are draining it for he winter snow to come.|
Threw my line out, and in between the waiting and catching I read a few books, took in the scenery and deeply breathed in the beautiful fresh air!
|My dad out fly fishing next to me.|
I literally just sat and caught up on trilogy I have been wanting to read and listened to it all.
|This Golden Eagle swooped across the lake and landed above me and stayed a while.|
Probably hoping I would catch a fish he could come take from me.
HIKED the entire half mile up on my TIP TOES, ha ha.
Hey, whatever works right! I would have been worried that I was making things worse, but I don't think they can get much worse!
Thursday, my reel broke. I was kind of shocked, it was a nice reel and expensive. It's probably about 10 years old though or close to it. I have another, but it was at home. So when I took it all apart and nothing I could do would fix it. I just borrowed one of my dad's extra poles or my brothers.
Luckily, unlike me they bring more than one to fish with:)
My dad, my brother and I did a lot of fishing!
If I told you I catch fish every time I go out, that would be a lie. I have not had the greatest past year as far as fishing and catching is concerned.
But that ALL changed on this trip!
I had one of those days, where every single time I threw out the line I caught a fish. Literally, I didn't even have to wait more than 30 seconds to a minute at times.
I think the longest I waited was a couple of minutes.
Seriously, I have never had a day like that. The fish were biting, I was in the right place at the right time, fishing with the right bait and LUCKY ME!
|The first Tiger Trout I caught. I only snapped a picture of one fish, but promise there were LOTS more!|
Seriously, I caught so many fish that day, I would have been bored by it. Except I was loving every minute of it.
|Also a full moon, loved it!|
I'd be lying if I didn't love the fact that many eyes were on me while I was out that night, they were all jealous and I pretended to be HUMBLE but yet secretly loved every single minute of it!
In case your wondering, I am a CATCH AND RELEASE type of girl. I don't eat fish, so I do my best to try and let them all go. Lucky for them, they all looked pretty healthy as I un hooked the hook and set them free:)
I hope it happens again, but even if it doesn't I will always have the memories of having the fish hit my line every time I tossed it out. SO AWESOME!
|I didn't get my camera in time. But this lady was seriously out walking her PET GOAT|
Ha ha, it was the cutest and funniest thing I have seen. The goat was totally well behaved
and didn't seem to mind being on a lease, Ha Ha.
Hopefully, it will help me deal with it all this week much better, I've got a lot of thinking to do on the Achilles tendon, and if I am being honest I am not looking forward to any of it!
|Nothing beats campfires in the evening!|
GIVEAWAY HOP with myself and HoHo Runs as well as all the other amazing bloggers who are and will be joining us. The sign up is now open, and you can get to it by visiting HERE.
How have you all been doing this past few weeks? I know I have been away from Wifi and blogs for a while, and it may take me forever to catch up. So I'd love for you to tell me some of what has been going on with you!