Weekends are always fun and filled with little surprises. This weekend was no exception. I was looking forward to a slightly extended weekend in Virginia. With the mild weather I had dreams of miles on the trails on Old Rag Mountain. This is a picturesque mountain that I drive by every time I travel between VA and PA.
The dream was altered when we got to Virginia and found the super secret spy struggling with a bad cold. Being the good wife I made certain he got lots of sleep Thursday evening in the hopes that he would be up to hanging out the kiddos Friday while I scampered up a mountain side. Unfortuately sleep did not cure his ills. But being the determined person I am I did not allow that to stop me from getting out and enjoying the trails.
It just added a very wiggly 30 pound pack to my resistance training and one grumbling 10 year old. After packing LBM up the switch backs, I climbed ahead while S'ghetti girl and LBM rested to see if they would be able to continue. It made for a great workout and an amazing time on the mountain.
In the end I think both kids enjoyed trying "climbs" they weren't sure they could do. I know that I was very proud of how they continued on (okay LBM was getting carried most of the time) even when they were tired. It wasn't the training I thought I would get that day but if the next day was any indication, I got a great full body workout.
Five days to Hashawha Hills 50k
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