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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Hiking at Shelby Meeman Forest

Amy's visit to Memphis to see me was a last minute thing. Sometimes those are the best trips-the spontaneous ones- cause they are exciting and you don't have to wait forever for the fun times to arrive. Anyway, since we are both currently dieting and I'm getting back into my daily running and working out, she had the idea to make the weekend a healthy/spa kind of weekend. We had plans to do homemade facials and nails, cook healthy, wholesome foods and exercise all weekend long. It was quite a concept for us since our usual visits contain much debauchery.

Surprisingly, we followed through with many of our plans. We cooked healthy meals, chock full of veggies and protein and we ran and hiked about 10 miles on Saturday. We never did any kind of spa treatments, but there simply wasn't enough time, especially since we had to leave pretty early on Saturday for our trip to Tunica.

What? You didn't think we would devote the ENTIRE weekend to health, did you? I thought you knew us better than that! Of course we had to reward ourselves with a little partying it up at the Phil Vassar concert!

But...back to hiking. We decided to explore a few miles of the 13,467 acres of Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park in Millington, TN. Running was first on the agenda and then we would hike for the remainder of our time. However, the first trail we chose was the red trail and the red trail was pretty hilly, and so much of the time was spent walking (or hiking, rather) up the really steep parts. It was a serious workout and I was feeling the burn pretty darn well.

The best part of the whole day was when we got started. We checked out the map and made our plans to set out on the red path. We were pumped to begin our adventure and we started the path ahead of us...

...Until we realized that the path did not take us into the woods, but around a small loop back to the parking lot.

Major buzz kill.

However, we thought the whole thing was pretty dang funny and wanted to share with you a play-by-play account of what happened. So we reenacted the scenario and took pictures just for you! Enjoy the slide show:
We did eventually make it to the REAL red trail and had a really good 4th of July hiking trip.
The End.


Amy said...

Note to self: SUCK IN and STAND UP STRAIGHT when there's a camera around.


Spike said...

great pictures, and spontaneous weekend trips are the best, especially if you can get a run and some debauchery as well.