The girls & I just got back from a weekend at the cottage yesterday. We had so much fun! Most people who know me, know that I am not a big nature girl. The closest nature and I get is when I run outside or on the trails. When I say I am not a nature girl I mean that Adam will laugh almost the whole time as I jump, scream and run faster just to be done. In fact while we were on the trail at the Tahquamenon Falls this weekend I spent a lot of time up close with nature & screaming.
Once we got to the cottage we unpacked, went sledding down the big hill & then the girls went for a walk across the lake with Grandpa. They loved being out in the middle of the woods where they could be as loud as they wanted to!
After sledding we went to dinner. I decided that I was going to ditch my diet. Not forever, but just for a couple of days. I wanted to have a fun weekend, and not have a care in the world. The Whitefish was a cool place! I think they knew I wasn’t a local from the moment they saw my shoes when I walked in. It’s not very often that you see a pair of pink, glitter Converse in the woods!
We played the lottery, won some money, ate some awesome food & witnessed a fight. The bar fight became the joke of the weekend!
I am in love with Tahquamenon falls! It’s so beautiful and I was so excited to walk down the trail. That was until I couldn’t stand up and walk more then 5 steps before me & the back I was carrying would slam into the ground! I am not kidding, it happened so often that we could not stop laughing and then my butt & legs weren’t the only thing hurting! Thankfully the DNR had snowshoes for visitors to use.
Before I continue telling you about this adventure remember the following things: I am so clumsy it’s ridiculous. I have broken a few bones in sports. This adventure was taking place on an icy trail & a ton of people around. After the helpful DNR officer helped me I was able to walk more then 10 steps at a time, in fact I was able to do the entire trail. That was a LONG trail, especially in snow shoes for the first time! I did it though, and after completing it I figure it’s great training for a half marathon. I signed up for my first half this fall, and after hitting the submit button I almost cried. Ok, not really cried but fear was my greatest emotion! I will do it this fall & like this weekend be so proud of myself for finishing!
This weekend make me realize how much I missed living in the UP. How much I need to just unplug & go take some time to myself. That it’s ok to ditch my diet, and pick it back up monday! I don’t have a scale picture this week since I choose to eat chicken tenders, french fries & lots of ranch! I also had one of the best burgers I have ever had & soda. Today is a new day & this is a new week. It’s back to the daily workouts & diet.
Hope you all had a fabulous week!