Thursday also included a ton of walking. Of course, that was the intention, but it was more than expected. I thought I was going for a 3.5 mile walk and figured an hour and fifteen minutes would be plenty to get in the walk with stretching before and after. The timing was important because I had to meet a client for our first tutoring session. It's a good thing she is understanding because the walk ended up being closer to 5-miles and took an hour and forty minutes. I hate being late to see clients, but for the first meeting? Unacceptable! I realized I misread the trail map and called the client with plenty of time to spare, but I still felt awful. Since I hate being late, and was horrified about it, I was seriously hustling and felt disgusting when finished. Oh yes, changing in the car when you're a hot, sweaty mess, to meet somebody for the first time, is just fantastic. And I was SO SORE the next day.
The soreness continued into Saturday, but I was eager to start the next walk. This time, I went to a park that I'm very familiar with and new I wouldn't over do it. It was perfect. Here are a couple of views from my pre-walk stretch. There was a random slab of concrete at the edge of the trail and I chose to use it for my relaxation spot. The trees growing out from the bank framed the view perfectly.
The rest of the walk was fantastic. I got to meet several very happy dogs out for adventures and even saw a group of deer jump across the path. I tried to get pictures of them, but couldn't capture the moment well enough to share. But, here are a few pics of spring in Virginia with the beautiful shades of green.
Today I REALLY didn't want to walk. Thankfully, I was able to meet my teammate Jo and she got me through. I feel bad for slowing her down, but I'm still adjusting to the new shoes. We went to a park that was new to me, but she knew the way. The water views were amazing and I will probably go back on Thursday since it is pretty close to work.
Okay, I'm exhausted. Sorry this wasn't more witty/entertaining, but I'm hungry and cranky. I just couldn't let more time pass before writing again because there would be too much to share!