Happy Monday and happy summer. Yesterday was the first day of summer. Despite the fact that I’ve been calling it summer for the past month, it’s now official. Summer to me always means one thing, camping season! And I was very happy to get out for the first time this year.
Friday night we headed out for camping. We went to some crown land rather than a campsite. That means the camping is free and we were able to chop our own deadfall wood. Luckily our friends have a trailer that we stayed in so we had access to a bathroom. The place we went to was gorgeous. Our stall was on top of a large riverbed and had a spectacular view.
Our first night was pretty chill. We made supper and sat around the campfire having a couple of drinks.
The next morning, another friend joined us and brought out a smoker for some pork shoulder & ribs he was making. They needed 8 hours to cook so he had to get an early start. They turned out amazing. This wasn’t your typical hot dogs kind of camping.
We headed out for a hike along the riverbank. We didn’t cover a lot of ground but the 3 hour hike was challenging with multiple river crossings & uneven rocks.
By the time we got back we were more than ready for some adult beverages & games.
Maybe some of us had too many…
I tried my hand at chopping some wood and it turns out I should cross lumberjack off my list of potential career choices.
All in all it was a great weekend and I can’t wait until the next camping trip.
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Motivate Me Monday
It’s been a while since I joined Fitness Cheerleader & Running Rachel for Motivate Me Monday. But I figured it’s a good time to talk about how I’ve been recovering post marathon. One rule of thumb is to take off one day per mile you raced. That means taking off 26 days, that’s not going to happen for me. I plan on taking it easier and backing down on running but I think active recovery is the way to go.
Monday – Basketball
We had our championship game on Monday and sadly we lost. Although I never really felt sore after the marathon, my legs felt tired. They did not want to run very hard during this game so I certainly didn’t play my best.
Tuesday – Off
Wednesday – Off
Thursday – 25 minute elliptical intervals & upper body strength
Friday – Spin/Yoga class
Saturday – Hike
Sunday – Off
Overall I’m feeling really good post marathon. I plan on trying out some easy runs this week and working my way back onto a more consistent strength training program.