Chub Sandhill State Natural Area and Preserve (whew) is in the complete opposite direction of our hike from the week before. So, instead of the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we were in the marshy, Tidewater region of Virginia. It was not overly exciting, but there were definitely some plants and insects we weren't used to seeing.
We ended up walking about 3.75 miles that day because we added on a journey to the little bridge over the Nottoway River. I think the trails themselves were about 3.2 and were simple out-and-back trips.
On Sunday I had a very successful Thirty-One Gifts party, thanks to Katie Longo (hostess) and Amy Cackowski (rep). We raised over $100 for Susan G. Komen and I may have gotten a partner for the 3-Day!! I won't name her here, but I SO hope she will do it.
I had to take sick days on Monday and Tuesday for a stomach bug, so I couldn't get in any training. I know, I know, it's no excuse. HA! Combine that with the two meetings spanning 3.5 hours after school today, and I haven't accomplished much walking. I did do about two miles yesterday and it felt GREAT. I was NOT excited about walking, but I had a partner and beautiful weather, so I forced myself. I was SOOOO glad I did because it left me in a much better mood. I even woke up today feeling more ready to take on the day. That's great incentive for me to get out there every afternoon!
You know what else is incentive? The 5.6 pounds I lost in two weeks!! However, I'm not sure I'll be able to keep that going this week with the eating I did Sunday. Combine that with the lack of walking and...YIKES!
For some AMAZING Thanksgiving recipes that are gluten-free, and Paleo friendly, check out www.paleomg.com. There are some apple tartlets and a pecan stuffing that I can't wait to try. I'll let you know how it goes (whenever I get to cooking....) You can also access those recipes on the author's Facebook page PaleOMG. Happy, healthy cooking!
Sunday's weather looks dry, but COLD! I'll let you know how it goes ;)