Pre-hike

I hit up REI with my friend and saw a rainbow 

Picked up a new hydration bladder since mine from the PCT got a little funky. Thank you mom and stepdad for your REI dividends!! My bought my new bladder!

Packing can get a little messy

A little lunchable snack before bed

A little Veronica Mars to find down

Laid out my clothes for tomorrow.  Always good to be prepared and ready to go

All packed and ready to go

See you in the AM!!

A relaxing morning, a planned hike and guilt

Yes! Thursday is half way through and tomorrow is Friday! I am really looking forward to Friday at 6pm, not just because work is over but because I have a running date!!!!! This is going to be like my perfect date and I am super stoked, I just wish it wasn’t going to be 90, but oh well. But more on that tomorrow night.

After running twice yesterday I slept in this morning, oh man I needed it. And I got some puppy cuddles which was wonderful.  

It is my lunch right now so I used the emergency  $5 I have started keeping tucked in my purse  (for when my funds run out before my next paycheck)

And bought myself a much needed starbucks 

Now I am sitting in the shade of starbucks relaxing before I have to go back to work. I needed to get away from the office and take a deep breathe. 

Anywho on an awesome note my roommate and I have planned our labor day hike!!!!! I think it’s going to be amazing!!!! Difficult I’m sure but awesome. The guilt comes from the fact that dogs aren’t allowed on this trail so the pups have to be left behind. Artemis will be mad at me. 

I can’t believe Artemis and I are coming up on our 1 year anniversary!!! I got her in November of last year. We’ll have to do something special. 
Big shout out to my awesome mom who is tiding me over until my next paycheck. Moving wiped out my finances this month and I know some overdraft fees would be coming if she wasn’t helping me out and a shout out to my brother who is sending me some money at the beginning of next month to help get me started on the right foot next month. 

Thank goodness for family. I don’t know where I would be without them. 

And now I should start thinking about heading back to work……..but I really dont want to. I want to go home to my puppy.

Soooo sleepy!!!

Coffee!!!!! Yesterday wiped me out, also I took benadryl for my allergies this morning which probably isn’t helping. I am doing everything I can to stay awake at my desk right now. 

Thankfully I feel pretty good after the hike yesterday 

Before bed I rubbed some salve on my feet that I got on Amazon and they are golden today, no roughness or soreness

How is your Monday morning going?

Weekend Wrapup

Whew!!!! Just got home from a 12 hour day. Last night the crazy visiting dogs got picked up at 11:30pm so my roommate and I slept in this morning. I got up before she did and watched some TV. I knew I would either be running 10 miles today or hiking. 

After my roommate woke up we chose hiking. We were on the road by 11, this was pretty last minute so we got a very late start.

4 hours later after pooping dogs, stressed out dogs, barking dogs and slow a** drivers, we arrived at the hiking spot.

Only to realize it was the wrong hiking spot. We were in the right area just wrong spot so we drove around for another 10 min until we found it.

And off we went for a walk in the woods!

It was a nice but challenging hike. 1200ish foot elevation gain, mostly in the first 2 miles. 

Artemis likes to run ahead then run back, then run ahead, then run back so she probably did like 12 miles to our 6. I know I kept her well hydrated though cause she peed a lot hahahahaha. 

Beautiful scenery.  

Lots of streams and small river crossings

The last mile had good coastal views. 

I forced her to pose with me, she wasn’t too happy hahahahaha. 

Afterwards back into the car for another 4 hours adventure!!!!

There was traffic of course and we stopped at A&W to get root beer freezes and food. The food is a life choice I am regretting. Also we were seriously in the drive through line for a minimum of 20 min!!!! They were so slow and rude!!!! Bit it was DAMN good food After the hike. I just know my stomach isn’t going to be happy. 

Artemis knocked out until we got to the food then we got back on the road and barked until I rolled the window up while we sat in traffic. Apparently the traffic noises were making it hard for her to sleep because then she credit down and passed back out until we got home. Now she’s passed out in bed. 

The last surprise of the night was a cold shower,  I am guessing our pilot light went out or something. Quick rinse off and I was out. And now it’s time for me to pass out. Goodnight. 

Sunday Funday!!

This morning started out with a run.
Protein and honey bunches of oats were breakfast

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I did 5 miles, my mom made it to about 2.5 with me.

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We were a little slow lol.

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I just ran out on the roads

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Still pretty and great running weather.

Then mom and I went out for lunch or a late 2nd breakfast depending on what you want to call it.

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Yep I had bacon!!!!
Mom and I shared the pancake.
Then we drove around a bit and found Dr. Cullen’s parking space by accident

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After lunch mom, stepdad and I took the dogs for a little hike.

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It was pretty Flippin beautiful. 

And now I am tired so it’s off to bed!!!
I hope you had a great day!

Hawaii day 3

We got up early to go hiking.
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Lots of pretty views on the way image

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up

It was up and up with lotimage

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s of stairs

And an undergroimage

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und bunker tunnel

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More insane stairs.

We were proud we made it to the top hahahaha. image

My calves were burning!!!

Oh wait more stairs.

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amazing views were the reward

The we drove around the island looking for a snorkel spot. We never found one. The surf was high and there were jellyfish and craimage

zy currents and broken sewage pumps

Dinner was a local brewery that ended up being mostly appetizers. With frivolity insuing.

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