Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Portland, here I come!

I head out tomorrow for a couple of Backcountry Betty events at REI. Thanks to everyone for the suggestions on what to do and what to eat. I'll keep you posted. I think I'm most excited to visit with a high school friend and her family over the weekend. She told me to bring hiking boots, running shoes, flip flops, and a bathing suit. This gave me pause (i.e. I flipped out as I poked my mushy quadraceps).

My response to her: "I am seriously out of shape, by the way. Went for a bike ride the other day and it about killed me. FYI."

She laughed and assured me that the hike won't be the end of me (and a waterfall may be involved), and that the bathing suit is for the hot tub afterwards.

I think I'm in heaven and I'm not in the hot tub yet. Thank goodness I just found a new suit during a recent spree at TJ Maxx and bought hiking boots at REI last week. Isn't it fortuitous that I'm on a shopping bender?

I'm still packing ibuprofin, however. My quads are going to kill.

If you are in the Portland area this weekend, drop by and say hi. I'd love to see you!

May 29 REI Clackamas, Oregon; Backcountry Betty talk and book signing, 7pm

June 2 REI, Portland, Oregon; Backcountry Betty talk and book signing, 7pm

Join me and other Betties for an evening of trips and tricks for the trail.

1 comment:

sharikrsna said...

Congrats on the new swimsuit! I just got a four piece set by Isaac Mizrahi that you mix and match. I LOVE it!

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