Playing Catch Up

Hey friends!  I hope August has been going well for you.  We got back from our big summer vacation on Saturday, and it was amazing.  We traveled to Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine, and it was one of the most gorgeous spots I have ever seen in my life.  Our days consisted of hiking, more hiking, running, swimming, and then some hiking.  And it was all so spectacular!  We’d return to our B&B exhausted, but rally for a nice dinner out, or take out down by the water.  And while we reveled in how relaxing it was to be kid-free, we also missed our girls like crazy and can’t wait to return as a family sometime soon.

Interestingly, I did discover that I have more of a fear of heights than I previously thought.  Our first day we asked the owners of the B&B which hike we should tackle first, and were quick to point out that we didn’t shy away from a challenge, or a physically strenuous hike.  They guided us toward the Precipice Trail, which had just re-opened the day before after being closed to allow the falcons time to nest.  It didn’t start out too bad, but I quickly realized we were going to be scaling the very edge of the mountain pretty much the whole time, with lots of iron rungs to climb and tight switchbacks to make.  I froze a few times, but managed to keep on heading up and was fine if I kept my eyes glued to the mountain.  The views on this one were pretty much lost on me until we got to the top, and then I could finally step a few feet back and take it all in.  Amazing!

My workouts weren’t tracked very carefully, but trust me, we stayed active.

This week I am diving into half marathon training mode, so I’ll be ready to run a half at the end of October.  I am not going to be running for a time or a PR, but rather for an experience.  So I haven’t been training very specifically yet, but I do need to begin upping my miles stat!

Here are a few pictures from our trip!

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