Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Catch-up!

Some photo highlights of our long weekend camping adventure...

My uncle owns this great secluded property in the woods, located on a river and just a 2 minute boat ride into a gorgeous lake.





We did some canoeing;


(Under the bridge into the lake.)


Some swimming;


(Sister's boyfriend, sister, me)


Some reading;


(Me, sister, hubby, sister's bf.)


Enjoyed some campfires;



Astronomy;


(We could see Jupiter and its moons!)



Plenty of eating;





And even some running;








We had a fantastic weekend!

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I wrapped up my recovery week last week with 50K/31mi. This week is a big one with 75K/46.6mi on the schedule and I kicked it off today with 15K/9.3mi (in the form of a double - 9K at lunch and 6K after work).

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In other news, my Forerunner 205 has officially kicked the bucket, and now I'm having sticker shock about spending $450 on a fancy new 310XT. I really want it, but it's not the greatest time to be spending money like that. We struck a deal that I'll get a new 205 for now and the 310 for my Birthday next year, keeping the 205 as back-up. I really do appreciate all of your support on my petition, so thanks again for that. I'll continue to woo the 310 for another year or so...

37 comments:

Carly said...

Looks like it was a perfect weekend! Nice and relaxing and nice weather. RIP Forerunner 205 ; (

Mama said...

Looks like you had a fun weekend!

Bummer that your 205 died completely, before the prices have come down on the 310.

MCM Mama

Melanie Tait (Mel Tries to Run) said...

Wow that looks so heavenly where you went camping! And what a perfect weekend: running, canoeing, swimming and yummy food!

Well done on your mileage last week - have a great week this week. Well done on the double! So hard core!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

What a great getaway!! Looks like a great time! RIP Garmin... sorry.

Jen and Rob said...

Sounds like a great weekend!

trialsoftraining said...

I haven't been camping in SO long - and now I can't imagine passing up the opportunity to run while out there :) looks like so much fun!!

Oz Runner said...

looks like a great weekend getaway....i have the 205 and you can get them pretty cheap right now...i'm with you, i can't seem spending the money for the 310, even though they are very cool...

OceanDreams said...

What a fun trip and yummy food, glad you got some jogging in! :)

Marci said...

The reading picture is so cute!! Glad you had a nice weekend!

Jamie said...

Looks like an awesome getaway! Great job on the mileage!

Mark said...

Looks like a fantastic weekend! I love sitting around the campfire!I'm glad you are getting a new watch!

D10 said...

The lake looks beautiful. Glad you had a fabulous weekend. Sounds like you are off to a great start to your high mileage week.

joyRuN said...

Great pics! Looks like you had a fantastic time :)

Jess said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Although, I had to laugh at everyone reading together, very cute!

Shannon said...

Love those pictures! What about a nice 305? They're marking them down at several places... I love mine!

Lily on the Road said...

Looks like a great vacay, love the pic's!!

Try costco for a garmin, they are cheaper there....

J said...

Your camping trip looks like a great time! Awesome pictures! 450 dollars is a lot to spend, I agree...but at least you will have something to help with the runs!

Boris T. said...

Looks like you had a fun filled long weekend.

Runner Leana said...

Looks like a terrific weekend! Sticker shock over the 310XT...I'm pretty sure the prices will come down over the next year. They always seem to.

Morgan said...

Awww looks like a great vaca! Glad you had such a wonderful recovery week, def deserved it! Good luck this week!!!

Heather said...

Fun weekend - LOVE the picture of you all reading (looks like my vacations - except my husband is usually trying to take me book away and hit me over the head with it). Great job on the mileage last week - hope this week goes well for you.

unathleticrunner said...

Looks like a fun trip and good food! You deserve it :) Thanks for the pep talk (commennt) on yesterdays post! I needed it!

Julia said...

What a beautiful place to go relax! It looks like you had a blasty :)
Sorry about the Garmin, maybe there is hopefully a great deal on the 310 out there somewhere!!

Shannon said...

Quick Question - The hydration belt that you have, do you wear it with the bottles on the front, side, or back? I'm having issues with mine with they're on the back....

Mistyfied said...

Food looks great and camping is always fun too!

Denise said...

Picture recap is the way to go! That was fun. Glad you had a good time, looked beautiful!

X-Country2 said...

That's like camping-camping. I could never survive that long in a tent. :o)

aron said...

looks like such an awesome weekend!!! love all the pics :)

Natalie D said...

that is soo pretty!!

Toni said...

Looks like the perfect weekend!

EndorphinBuzz said...

Looks like a fantastic weekend.

FYI Ray recently posted about the 305 being available for $129 - http://dcrainmaker.blogspot.com/2009/08/almost-half-iron.html

stephaniekaye said...

Great Pics!!!!!

Girl, Did you SEE your legs in that pic?? Hello!!

-Stephaniekaye from WB

DelDean said...

nice photo's...that camping spot looks awesome! I like to go camping/backpacking a few times each year, the further away from civilization the better.
Stick to that marathon training schedule - it's coming up soon.

lindsay said...

great pics - looks like a fun weekend! the reading picture is cute and did someone really pack that big telescope? i hope you were able to park fairly close to the campsite, looks heavy :)

Oscar Yeager said...

Your uncle is lucky to have such a beautiful place.

It must be hard to sit with others and read like that one picture, how do you do that without talking to each other?

Fair Weather Runner said...

oh that looks like such a fun weekend. what a perfect place to camp!

ShirleyPerly said...

Awesome camping photos! That lake looks so nice for swimming. How lucky you are to have a relative with such nice property.