Week Four to the marathon: Hike On!

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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.

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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.

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3 thoughts on “Week Four to the marathon: Hike On!

  1. Yes Olivia – the trail goes all the way around but there are many twists and turns and I would have gotten lost if Judy hadn’t been with us – she is recreation director for the park and knows the lay of the land like the back of her hand.-You know, that would be a good place to meet for a walk one day…would be 25 miles for us and 50 or so for you?

    Also, on March 14, they are holding a 5-K and one mile fun run. Marie did it last year and came in second place in her age division. (She says there were only two in the division.) Maybe we can come in third and fourth! You get a trophy and everything. It starts at 9 a.m., costs $15 and you get a tee shirt.

    Norma, don’t hold your breath on the Sports Illustrated.

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