Friday, September 14, 2007

Into the Woods














Well, friends, Tri Hubby and I are heading out tonight for a much awaited weekend in the wilderness. I finally get to test drive the sahweet Osprey Aura pack I got for Christmas. All this pesky training has gotten in the way of backpacking. We don't really do much summer packing anyway - its really hot and humid and, well, we are wusses - so Spring and Fall are our backpacking seasons of choice. This spring I was - ah - busy. Learning to ride a bike, learning to swim and stuff and didn't feel I could afford a whole weekend away from such activities. I hereby vow that next spring I will have established a strong enough base that I can confidently take a few weekends off to play in the woods.


So, FINALLY, we go. This weekend is our anniversary which makes it extra super special (2 years of matrimonial bliss - still newlyweds) and the kids are with their respective "other parents" so we will have some privacy to - um - hike and stuff. And be Free Range Humans (can't take credit for that, I saw it in a Vasque ad this morning - love it!).


I'm also looking forward to exercising my Backpacking Rule - which is Eat Absolutely Whatever I Want With No Guilt. I've been attempting, with limited success, to buckle down a bit in my eating habits lately. See, apparently, you can't eat absolutely everything in sight even if you are training for a Super Difficult Ass Kicking Olympic Triathlon. Or, rather, you CAN, but you will, apparently, gain weight. That's probably not muscle. That makes pants that fit you last fall, BEFORE you started training for the Super Difficult Ass Kicking Olympic Triathlon and thought that doing same would make you shrink, um ... tight. So, yeah. I'm buckling down a bit. And it SUCKS. But, as heretofore mentioned (can you tell I work for a law firm?) my Backpacking Rule stands this weekend. I look forward to returning to more clothes that don't fit.


Mostly, though, I'm looking forward to enjoying the quiet of the trail with Tri-Hubby and Dudley. Being away from civilization quiets my head and makes me feel centered again. I feel more like myself in the woods than anywhere else - training comes close sometimes, but it doesn't quite compare. And there's nothing better than feeling like myself with my favorite guy and the best dog in the world for company.


So, me an' my boys will catch y'all latah. Peace Out - and have a great weekend.

10 comments:

Kim said...

have a FANTASTIC weekend!!!!! sounds A-mazing!

21stCenturyMom said...

Now I've got that song in my head.

Have a great time!

Tom said...

You've chosen a good time of year to camp. I backpacked in southern Illinois this summer and thought I would become fried Rice. Have a fantastic time.

Osprey makes great packs.

Post trip photos, please.

Krista said...

Have fun! There is absolutely nothing better than treking away to the middle of the woods to let off steam for a weekend.

RunningCrazyAfter3 said...

That sounds heavenly! Nature can really center you, can't it? Have a great time and I second the take pictures request!

Vickie said...

Have fun. You deserve to get away. And maybe this should tell you something? Maybe you need to do a trail marathon. And speaking of which....we have a GREAT one here this weekend. You could have the best of both worlds.

teacherwoman said...

Happy Anniversary! And enjoy your weekend privacy of ... um ... hiking and stuff. :)

Dying Water Buffalo said...

Have fun being a Free Range Human (love it).

No Wetsuit Girl... overseas! said...

I hope it was a great weekend! One thing I don't get though, what's the use of having a weekend where you can eat whatever you want if Pizza Hut doesn't deliver to the woods? Or maybe that's just MY problem.

How'd the new pack work out?

Rural Girl said...

'hike and suff'....that sounds good. Have a great time.