A weekend off the grid

Hello, happy Monday friends!

First, I’d like to thank everyone who entered the Picky Bar Giveaway! It’s been a lot of fun and I’m excited to announce the winner!

But first, let’s talk about the weekend!

Since I’m not training, and my workouts are consisting of yoga, pilates and walking, I thought we’d skip the talk about that and talk about something more fun. J & I spent the weekend with some friends in a cabin near Payson, AZ. We got in late around 9:30 Friday night, and joined everyone around the fire to hang out and drink some beer.

Saturday morning, we lounged around, waiting for everyone to wake up and then made some breakfast. After eating we decided a hike was in order since it was a beautiful day. My ankle has been feeling a lot better, so I decided I’d try to go with and see what happens. We drove separate from the rest of the group, in case I needed to turn around early. The goal was to make it to a swimming hole near the creek…about a 5 mile round trip.

It was a beautiful trail and a beautiful day! About a mile and a half in or so, my ankle started to feel strained, so I let Jeff know and we said goodbye to the group and headed back out to the car.


It’s definitely a bummer not being able to do the things I love right now. Especially since the weather is starting to get really damn beautiful and all I want to do is be outside. But, I know that the easier I take it, the faster I’ll be back out there doing the things I love.

Anyway, J & I made it back to the car, and decided to go explore for a while, since everyone was going to be on the trail for a while longer. We followed a dirt road that went up and around the creek and brought us back down on the other side of the mountains.

Payson drive

It was friggen beautiful out there. When we got back, everyone had just made it back from the hike, so we all settled in for an afternoon of lounging.

Hammock lounging

dirt dog

It was wonderful. Saturday night we made burgers and grilled corn on the cob and then hung out around another bonfire.

We made it home mid-afternoon yesterday and enjoyed a lazy Sunday afternoon too. It was such a treat to get away for an ENTIRE weekend with some friends and have an opportunity to just relax. As much as I miss running, it has been nice to have some forced down time. Some being the key word there.

And now time for the giveaway winner….

According to random.org’s random number generator, the winner is

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#11….Lizzy over at Run Hare Run!

“I’ve never tried them, but I bet I’d like the almond the most. I love almonds.”

Congrats Lizzy! Email me at runninghighsite@gmail.com to claim your prize!

Hope everyone has a glorious Monday!


6 thoughts on “A weekend off the grid

  1. I love hammocks.! can’t wait to lounge in my parents this summer. sorry about still dealing with an injury :/
    darn, didn’t win. lol


  2. Injuries suck, but it looks like you are starting to get back to things. Hiking a few miles is definitely a lot better than you were a few weeks ago.

    Awe man! I wish Lizzy had won when she was living with me. I could have stolen a bar or two from her!


  3. Picky Bar!!! Wow! How cool! I’ll be emailing you in a minute. 🙂

    Your hammock photo looks amazing. We have one somewhere but still haven’t unpacked it. Your photo makes me think I should make that this week’s priority!


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