But, let's not put the cart before the horse. Way before sunset, I was on the road down by the river for a few slow miles. It started off as a run, and ended up as a leisure walk. And you know what, I was perfectly ok with that...
It was a beautiful morning to be out and about, and I knew that I had an evening adventure coming up. My foot still isn't well, and my shoe was putting pressure on the wound. And just think, had I been running, I would have missed this little guy.
He paced me back to the car ;)
But my evening adventure started on the Appalachian Trail (on a part I'd never been to before). I thought about bringing my knuckle lights but then forgot about them. I wish I'd had them, but my cell phone light worked ok too.
We started about 7:30ish or so. We crossed a couple of bridges, went through a tunnel, and climbed our way up to the overlook area.
It was rocky, lots of roots, and the typical AT trail. Basically, it was awesome! :)
I loved the views. It was lots of fun to go with others. And when we got to the top where we did some yoga poses, the view was breathtaking. No, seriously, the pictures don't do it justice.
I will admit that I was starting to get a little nervous about the 2.5 miles back to the car. The sun was starting to set, and I knew that it was going to be dark in the woods. I've never been on the trail in the dark... not this dark... and in the woods... it really was dark... this pic is with a flash.. without a flash it was total darkness in the woods.
I'm glad that I wasn't alone!
But it was also amazing how your body becomes super aware to the things around you. Insects make a lot of noise and they sounds super loud and big in the dark (ha).
Overall, it was a 5 mile hike with some yoga poses half way through. I loved it, and I can't wait to do more. Our instructor was awesome. I felt super confident in her ability to guide us. She is very knowledgeable. And I can't wait to do it again.
I finished out the day with over 27,000 steps. I was one tired Momma. And my foot was yelling enough is enough lady!
You can find more about yogiventure on her website. No, this isn't a sponsored post. I simply wanted to share with you my day and this fun experience. If you do happen to check out some yogiventures, tell her Will Run For Ice Cream sent ya.
Until next time....
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