Monday, March 25, 2013

Buck Mountain

This weekend I hiked Buck Mountain.  I felt it was a little more strenuous than the others I've done so far - steep in a couple of spots.  The wind was howling at the top - so when I saw the sign for the Summit - popped my head up for about 10 seconds before being blown back.  Wind and snow was whipping so hard that I simply backed down until I could get to the sheltered side and take some pics.

It was a beautiful day in spite of the crazy wind at the top.  Had a good hike.  I will still be trying a few more of these before the snow is gone, and hope to do some Spring hikes also.  Maybe a little further North - and hit one of the High Peaks. 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Winter Mountain Hiking

I have been on some spectacular winter hikes this season. Did some in the Adirondack Mountains and a few in the Shawangunks (Gunks). Both beautiful - some a little more strenuous - Adirondacks more than Gunks. I've really enjoyed it and it has kept me going on weekends. I am planning another on Saturday - hoping to do Buck Mountain in the Adirondacks. I will try to post some good pics when I'm done. Spring has sprung - though we got a lot of snow on the first day of it! Just can't wait for one of those sunny 70-80 degree days!!! It's been a long winter.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Way too long

It has been "way too long" since I posted on my blog. Also way too long since I've been dating. I am now a member of Match and while it has been an interesting few weeks - I'm not sure that it is the way to go for me. I have met a couple of really quality men and have been "dating" them. I have also met a couple of men who were definitely not my "cup of tea". It is hard to meet people and then have to tell them that you are just not that "interested". At the same time, I think it will be hard when one or more of them tells ME that they are not interested. We'll see how this shakes out - my friends at work told me I should blog some of the stories - there have been a couple of doozies. The guy who tells me his ex-wife thought she was abducted by aliens...I couldn't get out of there fast enough. HAHA. I have signed up for a Half Ironman race in August - Timberman - and also a Marathon in October. While I did a ton of training for Ironman LP last year, I have not run a marathon since 2009. I would like to improve my time and also have a faster time in the Half Ironman this year. Those are my big goals. My last post was about my DNF in Ironman LP and it is time to move on. That was a very difficult time for me - and months after I was still feeling like I could not talk about it without crying. Onward - I've done a ton of winter hiking this season and thoroughly enjoying that. Also ski'd for the first time in about 18 years (downhill) and cross country for the first time ever. Also went snow shoeing. I'm enjoying this winter being able to do some different things. Soon Spring will be here and I'm really looking forward to that also.