Sunday, June 28, 2009

Mountain Climber, Ankle Sprainer.

I know I look pissed. That's because I was near death. It was good, though, to know that I pushed my body just about as far as it could possibly go. I was so spent that I was actually getting chills in the 90+ degree heat. When we finished the trail, there was this rock face with just some crags to wedge your foot in and I told Joey I couldn't do it. He went ahead to take some pics, and then came back and said that, if I could try, it would be worth it. It totally was. You could see for miles and miles and miles and miles. We're definitely going to do this again during the leaf changing season and maybe have a picnic lunch up there or something.

Unfortunately, on the way back down, not long after this photo, I stepped wrong with my right foot and rolled my ankle; I heard it pop and knew I was in trouble. We still had about a mile and a half to go to get down the mountain, so I proceeded to walk on it, even though I probably shouldn't have (but how pitiful would it have been to have to have rangers carry me down the mountain because I sprained my ankle, seriously).

This morning, it was pretty swollen and it hurts to put weight on it. Joey told me to stay home and keep it up. *sigh*

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

One More Day!!!

The final discussion for my summer class ends tomorrow! I've already posted what I need to, but I'll need to pop back in through the day tomorrow and post some reactions. I'm so glad that this course is almost done. While it's been a great experience (the panic of having a crap-ton to read every week and an equally large crap-ton to write), I'm really looking forward to two months of break before starting back in the fall. One of my major goals for the fall is to really throw myself into my schoolwork and enjoying the experience of grad school. I seem to forget that things are finite and it's wasteful to spend so much time wishing that things were over. Gotta enjoy the ride!

We're going hiking again on Saturday! That'll be every other week for the past five weeks....totally awesome. We're totally into this new activity!!


I figured it was time for another Kins-shot:)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Mountain Moments

Here are a few pics from our hike at Crowder's Mountain last weekend:
This tree was huge. It was so beautiful

Me near the end of the trail. We were totally worn out, but it was definitely worth it!

Don't those steps look like they'll go on forever? It's almost like going into an enchanted forest or something:)
Totally weird bug. No idea what it was, but I'd never seen one before, so it got a pic.
Since I'm mushroom obsessed, I had to get a pic of these babies:)
We did a 5.25 mile hike. I drank a liter and a half of water; having those hydration packs helps so much, really. We had a yard sale this weekend (made some good money too!), so I think we're going to go again next weekend, but to King's Mountain this time. I think we've done all we can do at Crowder's and King's is pretty close. Hiking is SOOOO much fun!!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

I Guess it Has Been a While...

I was gently reminded by a friend this week that I haven't updated my blog in a while;)...that's mostly because things are just humming along here. Not much new. Joey's almost done with his semester. I'm in full swing with my summer class. We're rolling along:). Hope all of you are also!