Life has changed a lot for me lately! Last year I used to spend so much of my weekends puttering around my apartment but not so much anymore! Once I made the decision to lose weight, I also decided that I was going to get fit too! So now, this is my life...hiking and biking. Next winter I hope to start skiing again. And then there's dancing too! Years ago if someone would have told me I would be hiking and biking at 50 I would have told them they must have the wrong person! Never thought in a million years I would be doing this but I'm loving it! Life does get better at 50!
These two photos were taken in the same spot just in different directions...it sort of gives you the panoramic view which is why I put both of them on here. See the beautiful homes in the photo below...
Sunday "The New Guy" and I went for a bike ride in Santa Cruz. Saturday the weather was much better, it was a little cool and windy on Sunday but we still had fun! Ignore the wind-blown hair sticking out everywhere! haha!
Saturday I went hiking with my hiking group. (That's Lexington Reservoir in the photo above for those of you who used to live here...and I know there are many of you out there) It was a beautiful day but this hike was not fun for me. I had fallen off my bike Thursday evening and my knee was still a little swollen. Note to my dad who I know is probably worried as he's reading this. I'm okay...I was on a private road and I was wearing a helmet. I just skinned my knee a little. Isn't it amazing that you know that your parents worry about you even when you are 50 years old? I'll be the same way...I just know it!
Anyway...this hike was grueling! It was over 12 miles and up and down and up and down....FOREVER! Then it was down hill all the way for what seemed like a million miles. Hiking downhill is really hard on my knees. My knees have gotten better from hiking and it's usually not painful so I know it was the fall I took on Saturday. We hiked over 5 hours...all in the sun! Grueling!!
I was hiking with the men this week... the only other girl on the hike was one of the leaders and she was doing a shorter route with another hiker that wasn't able to do the full 12 miles. I made it through the hike and rushed home to shower before I ran off to a facial appointment. I was so exhausted I actually fell asleep while I was getting the facial! Rushed home after the facial to get ready for a date with "The New Guy". So that was some of my very busy and active (and really fun) weekend! I hope you had a great one too!