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, 7pmJoin me and other Betties for an evening of trips and tricks for the trail.