Sunday, August 29, 2010

Zipline Craziness and Run from Hell...

Hubby & Me
Me & My Pops!
Hello hello.

This weekend was my family reunion, and it was WONDERFUL.  It was so nice to see so many people that I love and enjoy.  Plus we had a blast--there was a zipline and canoe racing and all sorts of fun activities.  It was much more fun than I expected.  Also, I didn't let my weight get in the weight of enjoying the zipline.  I nearly passed on it because I was worried my arms couldn't support my weight or I would cause the line to sag so much that I would end up in the lake soaked to the core, but I went anyway.  Guess what?  None of my fears proved true--it was awesome!
This zipline is higher than you might expect...
Last second prayers that I don't get soaked...(they were answered)
Preparing to get into the canoe for our relay race.  We won!
There were a couple of bad news items this week.  Number One--my fears about the weather and Table Rock proved to be true.  Thunderstorms rolled in and made it too dangerous to hike.  :(  Talk about a disappointment. It has been tentatively rescheduled for Sept. 11th, but I might be in Pittsburgh which would make that impossible. So we shall see...

In an effort to still get in a killer workout, I decided to run 5 miles outside for the first time.  I was staying at my sister's house which is around 6500 feet in elevation.  In Utah, I run at about 4300 feet above sea level.  Apparently that difference in elevation made a difference.  Also, I was running and wasn't paying attention to where I was going and tripped and twisted my calf muscle.  That's bad news item #2.  I tried to run through the pain, but after a mile or so of trying to push through it I realized it was only getting worse.  So I walked 1.5 miles back to the house defeated.  Sad.  I also got a wicked sunburn for being outside for that hour.  Apparently it was not my day when it came to running!  Better luck next time!

Bad news item #3...I sucked at eating within my calories.  My family had WAY too much tasty food around, and apparently I was ravenous.  I didn't overeat like I would normally do, but I still ate more than I knew I should.  I haven't done the official calorie count yet but I'm sure it will be ugly.  This week will be much better as I can be in control of what is available for me to eat!

My cute niece!
Me and the hubs again...


  1. Hey Becky! Looks like a very enjoyable weekend. I hope your calf and sunburn are feeling better. Back on track today, don't worry about an over indulgence. Happy Monday!

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