After months and months of anticipation, Mr eHarmony and I went on our first hike yesterday! It was glorious, but man am I sore. We hiked for 7.5 miles!
I’ve known this day has been coming, because it was mentioned when we first started dating 6 months ago, and we were so lucky because the weather was perfect yesterday. We had sun, temps of 60F and clear skies for miles. We started off at a good pace, and kept it for most of the few hours we were out with a few photo breaks (pictures at the end of the post) to rest my weary, achy feet.
I need new shoes. Desperately. My boots are NOT made for hiking, and by the last couple miles or so, I was practically hobbling like a 100-year-old woman. My feet were on fire, and I couldn’t wear shoes for a few hours after that. I thought I’d be fine this morning, and I was because my feet didn’t hurt at all. And then I stood up out of bed.
I howled in pain.
My calves locked up on me, and well, I’m hobbling again today. I guess hiking almost 8 miles really well do that to you. But the good thing is, I loved it, and had a fabulous time with my man. He and I walked side by side, enjoying the view, and chatting and talking the whole time.
I feel so at peace outside, and surrounded by nature. I really needed that yesterday, as well…it was supposed to be my wedding day. Yep. I was engaged last year, and thankfully I didn’t marry the jackass. Who cheats on a widow with 4 kids? That’s all I’ll say about that, and I am so much happier now. I’ve found my best friend and partner in crime :) I’m so blessed right now, and in such a happy place with Mr eHarmony. We’ll be going hiking in a few weeks or a month again, and it can’t come soon enough. Next time we’re taking the dog!
Here are some photos from the day: