Sooo, the logical thing to do when you have a not so great run in the morning is to go run again at night, right??
After my Saturday morning trail run my legs were feeling tight all afternoon, so about 7 p.m. I went to the gym and hopped on the treadmill for a quick 5K progression run. I spent about 20 minutes really holding my stretches.
I actually felt loosened up and ready to hike...
Sunday I woke up and filled my three liter pack, eager to tackle some elevation.
It's been a year and month since my last hike with my friend Debbie. Last April this was the scene from the top of the same mountain we hiked today. See the "view" behind us last year, a complete white out lol
|Debbie and Karen hiking in the snow|
|When it first started it seemed like a good idea to just roll with it|
|I had frozen hair when we were done lol|
The experience was different today ")
VA temps were perfect...(a rare thing) 80 degrees with a wonderful breeze, humidity below 60%...a picturesque day for a hike.
We climbed to the tip of this mountain
appropriately named Sharp Top
|We started out with Russ and Debbie's dog Cassie|
Russ and Cassie never made it to the top
|The trail is rock covered so a few spots are pretty uneven but overall this is a pretty easy hike up with a 1450 ft. elevation gain|
Shady and pretty stuff blooming every where
We made it to the top
I had to take my pack off a few minutes - it really is heavy
We enjoyed the views today ")
We could look down and see where we left the car
The Blue Ridge range looked beautiful
It was a peachy day! I hope I will be able to visit Debbie and enjoy some longer hikes this summer. I wish it wasn't so far...about two and half hours, just far enough to keep me from being able to go every weekend. We enjoyed a cool down walk around the lake, ate at Ruby Tuesday's and I headed home...wishing I lived closer so I could enjoy the trails in Blue Ridge more often.
|The loop around the lake would be a nice running spot|
How close are amazing trails to you? Do you have any favorite trail or hiking spots? How was your weekend?