Happy Monday everyone! Had an overall awesome weekend. We rarely go to the movies, but the past week we’ve seen 3! Watched The Visit [ 👍 Definitely had me on edge, especially since I’m a wimp now with thriller/horror movies. Don’t want to give away too much, but definitely falls in line with M. Night’s original movie patterns.], Maze Runner: Scorch Trials [👎 Not too impressed. I enjoyed the first one more. This one seemed like a filler, and I think I would have enjoyed it more if I could fill in gaps with details from the books.], and finally we saw Everest [👍 Overall I enjoyed it. It was an inspiring yet tragic story based on true events. I’m such a sap in movies and cry all the time now!]. As for my training, slowly moving up on my long runs. In a couple of weeks it will start to feel real again. Yesterday, we decided to go hiking at Government Canyon State Natural Area. I’ve been wanting to go for a while. I’d heard about it, but had no idea that this 12,000-acre preserve was only 30 minutes away from where we live! We only had time for a short hike, but I hope to head back soon!

 

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Bluff Spurs Trail

 

Decided to hike up Bluff Spurs Trail. We didn’t end up completing it due to time constraints, but still enjoyed the first half. Overall, we hiked about 3.4 miles, but that includes when we got lost before actually finding the start of the trail. I’m apparently not good at following directions…or maps. I know I don’t have much experience with hiking, but I’m pretty sure this is considered an easy route. Although, I did realize I need to invest in some actually hiking shoes, because my ankles were definitely working extra!

 

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Our turning point was at South Spur overlook. I always appreciate a good view of the hill country, and this spot didn’t disappoint. We were unable to make it to the North Spur overlook, but I’m sure it’s just as breathtaking. I definitely plan on taking my Nikon D90 next time for some higher quality photos.

 

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I’m proud to say I didn’t stumble upon a cactus, step on a snake, or scrape my exposed knees. Although I may have gracefully “tripped” a couple of times, I didn’t actually hit the ground, so I consider that a win! The worst I got was a couple of mosquito bites, which I attempt to hide with my casual pose pictured above. =)

 

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Apparently, there are 40 miles worth of trails along the canyon lands and grasslands. Who knows if we’ll ever explore all of it, but I’ll keep you all updated. Next, I want to check out the 110 million year old dinosaur tracks preserved along one of the trails. How cool is that?! So glad I’m finally able to explore what San Antonio and neighboring counties have to offer. Sometimes weekend adventures are easier to achieve than you think. Until our next adventure!

 

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Questions:

  • What did you do this weekend?
  • Have you seen any good movies lately?