Hey y’all! So this was my first holiday season as a retail manager. It was CRAZY! Now that the holidays are over, and we have recovered, we have some more time for training and planning!
So let me catch you up on the last few months:
I took a group of girls from work on a 1-night backpacking trip back in November. We headed down to the Neusiok Trail in Croatan National Forest – an easy 20 mile trail in Coastal NC. It was my first time to this trail, and I appreciated having that first visit be not during the buggy season. This was a first ever backpacking trip for several girls, so it was great to see them learn to love the trail as much as I do!
We’ve set the new start date for our thru-hike… Friday September 18, 2015. Hard to believe its just 6 months away! We’ve been looking at the new guidebooks produced by Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail, trying to finalize our itinerary. There have been some changes to the route through the Raleigh-Durham area, so we have to account for that. But it shouldn’t affect our timeline too much!
Andrew took me snowboarding for the first time back in February. It was alright, very windy and very snowy. I injured my knee in one of my many falls, and have been taking it easy in the training. Last week I was able to start running again, and I picked up a pair of higher cushioned running shoes to take away some of the impact on my knee.
Andrew has also had his first triathlon of the season. He did very well – his fastest swim and run times yet in a triathlon! We’re both very excited for the upcoming season!