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Sunday, July 26, 2009

I ♥ My Husband

I had all intentions of laying on my couch and feeling sorry for myself and watching movies all day yesterday. Instead, I found myself hiking on the Resevoir Trail around Hayward Lake.

Steve knew that was something on my list of wants. Knowing me as he does, he asked me yesterday if I wanted to, and how could I say no?? First off, I absolutely LOVE doing things like that with him, since most of my activity is solo. Second, I can see right through him to his wonderful heart of good intentions. So "yes" it was!

We had planned to go all the way around, which is 16 km. However... it's 16 km of insane trails, not city streets. We got an hour and twenty minutes in, when I could hear Steve panting and puffing behind me, and knew he was not going to make it. We turned around and headed back.

We were in the trails for 2 hours and 40 minutes if intense hiking. It was AWESOME!!! We got out just in time. There was a thunderstorm warning yesterday, and it hit when we were less than three minutes from driving away from the parking lot. It was so bad we had barely any visibility. Steve would have melted and been VERY upset to be caught in it. So it was a great thing that we turned around when we did.

I'm sore this morning. My hips and back are feeling it. I'm sure Steve is, too. I haven't talked to him yet, since I just got up. He's watching a football game in the living room so I came straight in here. But I'll be doping him up with ibuprofen, and see if I can get him out for a twenty minute walk to get the gunk out of his muscles. I doubt if he believes me that he'll feel better. He looked pretty skeptically at me last night when I mentioned it.



Vanessa said...

Sounds like an awesome day!

charmed i'm sure said...

awww - that sounds like a very sweet Saturday :)

Anonymous said...

That sounds wicked! Jealous!

Becca55 said...

wow dee that is so great im jealous too i wish my hubby was willing to be more active with me. Glad you guys made it out safe.

~ugly girl with a beautiful heart~ said...

What a sweet guy, sounds like you had a great day!

EricaAnn said...
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carla said...

we love him too.

I feel so blessed as well in the hubby department.

glad you had a great day & here's to a great (if TIRED from my end post-BlogHer conference) week for us all as well.


Syl said...

I love days like that.
I have found that now that my husbands sees that I'm so active when he suggests something to do it's a hike, or bike ride...it's great! They are smart, they know these things will make us happy!
So glad you had a nice time!

EricaAnn said...

Yes, you are a lucky lady. He's a sweet man!
Doing some net research on Hayward trails, did you know that dogs are allowed off leash?
Awesome! I am so going there soon!
Thanks for the tip hon. Always into new places to hike! :)

♥ Dee ♥ said...

Erica, I actually said to Steve "I've got to tell Erica... her and Dixie would love this!" I didn't see any signs regarding dogs, but then in all honesty I wasn't looking for them. The parking lot is on the other side of the dam, on the Mission side, about two minutes from the dam itself, on your right. You'll see the signs. I'd LOVE to come for a hike with you when you want to do this.

I tell ya, being off sick for a week or so did some damage. My hips feel like I have given birth, they hurt so bad. It's a helluva hike. Not a flat pretty trail like Burnaby lake. It's a single file hiking through the woods scenario. Completely awesome, and a HELLUVA workout.

Lemme know when you want to go!

Magda said...

Grumble grumble.. I want one to heart

SeaShore said...

I'm glad you had a good day.

antgirl said...

I love when my husband has a day off and we go do something outdoorsy together.

EricaAnn said...

Anytime! What's your weekend look like? One morning I'd be willing to get up at 7am, come get you by 8 and off we go. Let me know! xo