Big Bear Adventures…

I really need to sit down and share about how bittersweet it was finding my ‘Toto” a new home, but that’s going to take a lot more heart than i can give tonight. It’s late, and i’m sleepy! My friend and I went on a 5 mile walk/run this evening along Big Bear Lake. Much more walk than run, but i didn’t leave feeling disappointed in myself whatsoever. It was GORGEOUS. It’s our first time out for exercise really (that its cold is a lame excuse, I KNOW), but that’s history. There’s not much that’s more motivating than a beautiful landscape to take in while your lungs are burning with fresh oxygen. 😉

A view of Ski Summit from the running trail around Big Bear Lake

 

It’s our goal to go out again tomorrow evening for a brisk walk, and then increase our run time on Friday. We did a little yoga when we got home, to stretch out our shocked and tight muscles. And my friend made a stellar protein shake with freshly made almond butter, chia seeds, spinach, banana etc. (sounds gross maybe, but it was de-li-cious) !!!!

Still flyiing after 5mi walk/run around Big Bear Lake

Although the snow is totally melting, I really hope to get a few more rides in before Spring takes over. I’m stoked to find that snowboarding is like riding a bike… you just strap back in and take off. I was VERY worried about having to spend the entire  first day back learning how to carve and turn etc. again (it’s been over two years since I’ve ridden), but it came rushing back. Admittedly, I was a little cautious; but let me tell you, the conditions were so pristine and my friend was still learning (only her fourth time on a board & she braved some new runs), so though we took it easy, we both managed to push ourselves ‘just right’…

a view of Big Bear Lake from Summit Run

 

 
 
 
I’m off to have some sleepy-time tea and hit the sac. Best wishes to all you winter sports enthusiasts…. get it in while we can!!!
Peace, L