Marie, Judy and I just completed week four in our training campaign for the Music City Half Marathon in April. Today, we performed what we thought would be our most grueling day. It turned out to be the best – the weather, the scenery and the conversation were just what I needed to escape the winter doldrums.
Okay, so Judy had to drag me the last mile. So what.
We thought this would be a good way to break in our new hiking boots since we’re doing a competition at Sipsey State Park on February 14. We hiked all the way around the 150-acre body of water at Lake Lowndes State Park. Despite tip toeing over washed out bridges and jumping over fallen trees, we made it in record time – one hour and 15 minutes. We didn’t have a single mishap unless you count Marie’s spill on a slippery slope.
After the hike we drove straight to the Back Door Restaurant in Columbus, MS. and split a Chocolate Fudge Peanut Butter Pie. I figure we got back all those calories we burned on the hike, but who’s counting. I still have a buzz – I don’t know if it’s from the chocolate or the physical exertion, but it’s exhilarating.