Clearwater Ride 04May2022

I’ve been waiting. Waiting for another day like today. We had an okay day yesterday – it didn’t get cold, but it also didn’t get warm. It didn’t rain, but there wasn’t much sun. NOT TODAY, MY FRIENDS. With a day like this, I decided to go on another bike ride. This one would beContinue reading “Clearwater Ride 04May2022”

Biking Around Coburg 24Apr2022

I got invited to ride bikes with my friend Christina this weekend, and we picked an amazing day for it! It started out in the 50s, I think, but warmed up as we rode. We were pretty comfortable the entire time – I think it was in the mid-60s by the time we finished. HerContinue reading “Biking Around Coburg 24Apr2022”

Blanton Ridge 23Apr2022

I struggled to get out and hike this week. I had time… but why didn’t I want to hit the trails?? Well, my friends, sometimes the rain sucks. I don’t mind hiking in the rain sometimes (I do have raingear and whatnot), but it’s April and I am TIRED of the rain! I’m so readyContinue reading “Blanton Ridge 23Apr2022”

Braised Lamb (no hike) 15Apr2022

This week I didn’t hike. Boooooo! It was my 3-day off stretch, but I had a meeting one one of the days and picked up an extra shift teaching on another day, so I only had one day off. I was exhausted! I still had to cook dinner, though, and my sweetheart asked for braisedContinue reading “Braised Lamb (no hike) 15Apr2022”

Pisgah Flats & Lunch Prep 10Apr2022

The weather here has been more of what I’d expect from March: unpredictable. We’ve had a lot of rain (normal), but the temperature has dropped and we’ve recently had some snow, hail, sleet, and whatever else there is to be had. Once in a while, the sun breaks out and one can see blue skies!Continue reading “Pisgah Flats & Lunch Prep 10Apr2022”

Chicken Enchiladas 08Apr2022

As some of you know, this blog is about getting more fit, being healthier, etc. To save some of you from having to go back and read, I quit a very stressful job in August 2021 and went back to the floor to work. I wanted to get healthier: cardiovascular/physical health, mental health, the wholeContinue reading “Chicken Enchiladas 08Apr2022”

Spencer Butte from Fox Hollow Rd 07Apr2022

I’m supposed to go biking/hiking with my friend Christine this weekend, but there was no way I was going to miss out on today’s weather. I mean, LOOK: So, I went local, and chose Spencer Butte, one of my favorites. This time, I decided to go from Fox Hollow Rd. The parking area was smallContinue reading “Spencer Butte from Fox Hollow Rd 07Apr2022”

Mt Pisgah 29Mar2022 (Trails 1 -> 6 -> 36)

I haven’t been to Mt. Pisgah in years! It’s a very popular place to hike, with many trails to vary your hike from time to time. It’s a pay-to-park, but you can get a yearly pass if you think you’ll be there a lot. The park doesn’t open until 10 am, and when I gotContinue reading “Mt Pisgah 29Mar2022 (Trails 1 -> 6 -> 36)”