Posts Tagged ‘walking’

Westward to Weston!

18 April 2010

Today is so gorgeous – totally appropriate weather for Spring in Missouri!

Today started off slow, bowl of cold cereal and finishing up the book I’ve been reading – Barack Obama’s Dreams from my Father (which is awesome, by the way), but the day got, if not faster, more social!

Weston Bend State Park

Lovely day for a walk

Our friends J & N came over, and they, husband and I all drove the 15 miles or so over to Weston Bend State Park and walked the 3-mile paved trail. All four of us are rather out of shape, but working on getting into better shape. 🙂 This 3-mile trek was full of lovely trees and HILLS! Fortunately, the hills were either steep or long, and none of them were both steep and long – I don’t know if we would have made it!

Overall, it was such a perfect day for a walk – about 64F and not at all humid – and we were walking with good friends – so the 3 miles went by fairly quickly. 🙂  I don’t know how much fun it might have been doing it alone or in warmer and more humid weather – I definitely would have been using those benches I saw along the way!

I logged my walk on and I saw that in the last week I’ve done about 10 miles! wow! granted, it’s not been all walking – I did 2 miles on the elliptical and 4 miles on the stationary bike Tuesday at the gym, but I’m still rather impressed with myself! I really like this site for logging my workouts. 🙂

Now that I’m home, our friends have gone home and husband has gone to work, I’m feeling a little lonely after an active and social couple hours with them! Not that I really ought to be bored – as I have plenty to do (find a job, do the dishes from last night’s impromptu dinner party with mom, aunt and nephew…).  Perhaps I’ll start with a nap though. 😉