As I'm writing this rain is pelting away at my cabin.... we are in the middle of a massive wind and rain storm here - and the city seems in a panic! They're not used to getting this much precipitation, and really, it's NOT fun.... it was only 9 degrees here today and it was 11 in Ottawa!!! My pool class was in the pouring rain and only 3 of us went... no one's very happy, and I doubt we'll be hiking tomorrow as the trails get too muddy. Which means we may have to spend 2 1/2 hours in the gym - big yuck. I'm just hoping it helps lull me to sleep!
Luckily, the rain held off until just after our hike today. My group hiked the Zuma Ridge.... a 2.7 mile hike STRAIGHT UP a mountain on a fire road and our elevation gain was approximately 1200 feet. Took about an hour and then we got to hike back down the same way... which ironically I find almost harder!! Hurts the muscles and the feet more.
The rest of the day was spent doing the usual.... class, lunch and then 3 more classes. Everyone was feeling tired today and glad it's Friday! Tomorrow we have hike or gym in the morning and then the afternoon off - phew!!
Tomorrow will be a bit sad as I'll be saying goodbye to a bunch of people I've really enjoyed eating with and working out with. And then about 50 people are arriving on Sunday... should be fun to see all the newbies all nervous and excited - seems a lot longer than a week that I was feeling that way!
A few pics from my hike today below....