It was a busy weekend for our little family! With fall arriving and me wanting to soak up every second of it, we decided Friday to take a trip to Blowing Rock. Blowing Rock is an adorable little town in the NC mountains, and it was picturesque, as the leaves were just beginning to change.
We started the day with a stroll downtown.
And a little playing in the park.
Before deciding to grab lunch. I had heard about a place with great views, so we decided to check out Canyons.
We lucked out with the perfect porch spot, overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains.
And wasted no time ordering a beverage. I enjoyed every sip of my Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale.
Not a shabby view for lunch 😉 Canyons, which, FUN FACT, I was told was once a brothel, served up good, basic lunch food with everything from burgers, soups and salads to Mexican fare. I went the beans and rice with shrimp route.
While Hubbs opted for a more traditional mushroom swiss burger.
Both meals were very satisfying and I would have loved to share another beer, but by that time, Hailey had had enough.
After a quick, anti-climatic trip to see the actual blowing rock (and paying $6 bucks a piece to see the same view we had from our lunch spot), we were headed back home.
But our adventures didn’t stop there. Saturday morning, bright and early, we headed to Hickory for an Oktoberfest 5k!
Well, the 5k was for Hubbs. Hailey and I were there for support. (PS- lovin’ my baby K’tan!)
Hubbs finished in about 25 minutes! … and celebrated with a beer sample. Ah, October… when it’s appropriate to drink beer at any time of the day 😉
I won’t lie, I was jealous. Not of the beer sample, but of the racing. I’m going a bit stir crazy, wishing I could get out and get active again, but my body is still not up for up.
I’m being careful not too push myself and keep reminding myself that Hailey is only 3 weeks old and my body is still recovering from my (evidently pretty intense) tears from delivery.
But I feel so… soft. I haven’t even checked my weight lately (though I’ll be doing that and snapping photos for a post baby body update later this week!), and don’t really care what the scale says because I feel… weak?
The funny thing is, I’m never one that LOVED exercise. I love being active, playing sports, games, hiking, etc, but just exercising? Nope. Always had to force myself. And now I find myself craving it. I crave the challenge, the endorphin rush, the fresh air and even the sore muscles that scream: YAY I DID SOMETHING!
In time, I suppose… in time.
And last, but not least… guess who turned 3?!
That’s right- K-dizzle! …she’s still around; she’s just been temporarily overshadowed by our little bundle of joy.
We love you, Koda bug!
What is your favorite thing about exercising?
I’m going to generate a list of all the things people love about exercise, so when I find myself lacking motivation, I can read it and remember why it’s so great!