More trails, please: week in review

After my foot’s little freak out last weekend, it decided everything was fine by Tuesday. So things were back to normal this week – except for some of my garden plants, which I left in the afternoon sun too long while hardening off. They got whatever the plant equivalent of sunburn is. It’s looking like all but a cucumber plant and one or two tomatoes will recover. But, I was supposed to plant them outside this weekend and I don’t think I can do that now without them getting fried again. Oh well – late vegetables are still better than no vegetables.

But you probably came here for the trails – here’s the summary:

Monday: tested out my foot with 3.8 miles on an easy trail. Also did a strength workout later. The run + workout was probably a bit much for my foot, as it got twingey again that evening. All was back to normal on Tuesday though.

Tuesday: An attempted interval run cut short by my stomach, which insisted it was still full from lunch even though that was 3+ hours earlier.

Wednesday: Gym workout. Also picked up our first CSA basket of the season. We have SO MANY greens now. Which brings up a pressing question: what do you make with salad greens (e.g., baby lettuce) other than salad?

Thursday: Rest day. My planner informs me I did some yoga, although I don’t recall this.

Friday: Back to the steep trails! 2.8 miles and ~900 feet elevation. Later I did a strength workout and then hauled some gravel and pavers to make a path to the garden. Yes, Saturday was a rest day…

And also a camping day. We headed to Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park (where I ran this race) for the night. Kara approved, despite the late afternoon thunderstorms:

In the morning I headed out on some of the trails I thought I remembered from the race. The first mile-ish from the campground was actually a new trail for me, then the next mile up to the visitor’s center I definitely remembered from the race because it’s super steep. I headed back down the steep trail, then branched off to come back down the trail we started the race on. Total ~4.7 miles – which took me well over an hour thanks to the steep section. All together it was over 1,100 feet of elevation.

Looking down towards the campground

Then back to the campsite for camp pancakes – arguably the best kind of pancakes. (But are there any bad pancakes?)

Up this week – hopefully more of the same, including our first backpacking trip of the year next weekend. (We’re staying in a Forest Service cabin. We’re not hard core enough for tent backpacking this early in the season.)


What’s your favorite camp breakfast?

Linking up with Meghan for week in review and Holly and Wendy for Weekly Wrap


26 Comment

  1. Sharon says: Reply

    Sounds like a nice week! Glad your to hear your foot is ok. Your pics of the trails make me miss them! I need to hit the trails!

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Hope you can get out on some trails soon!

  2. Wendy says: Reply

    Looks so pretty! I’m not a camper, but the cabin sounds great! Glad your foot behaved this week.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      The foot seems to be on its best behavior now, thankfully.

  3. Those trails look so tranquil…but steep! YIKES!

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Yep…most trails are pretty steep here!

  4. You do have some beautiful places to explore by you. I am not a camper at all! Sometimes I get too much lettuce in my boxes as well. I try to shred it up for tacos or use it in omelets.
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I’ve never tried lettuce in an omelet!

  5. I’m a cabin camper! And it’s one time I actually like making breakfast, including pancakes! You are so lucky to live in an area with so many beautiful choices for hiking. Enjoy your week! Thanks for linking.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I love camp breakfasts too!

  6. Pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast food, but I would never thing of making that over the campfire. I have had eggs and bacon when camping. They look like they turned out good.
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I use a camp stove – pancakes over the fire would be tricky!

  7. And this is precisely why I buy seedlings and not seeds. I had a bad experience years and years ago and refuse to try again. Late veggies are definitely better than no veggies though. You’re right.

    We’ve got two more weeks before our CSA season starts so I’m a little envious and lettuce greens are really only good for salad. You could use them in tacos and taco salads though. I also grilled romaine once and it was pretty good. I put it in a smoothie one time too and I don’t recommend that at all. Yuck.

    Happy eating.
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Last year I forgot to harden off my seedlings AT ALL and I think only 2 died. So I’m hopeful most of these will recover.

      I’ve seen lettuce smoothie recipes around and that just sounds wrong. I think I’ll stick with salads.

  8. You are absolutely right. ALL pancakes are delicious!! 🙂 I’m super jealous of your trails. I had zero trail time last week. Making sure that doesn’t happen this week!

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Hope you get in lots of trails soon!

  9. We don’t camp, but I’m envious of all that trail running! I used to be really into banana chocolate chip pancakes, but I don’t put chocolate in quite as much as I used to these days. If I could, though, I would!

    We just finally picked up some plants at the nursery today. I’m hoping to get them planted by Thursday, actually, since then we’re supposed to get lots of rain, but my planters have been totally neglected for a few years so yeah, not sure that will happen.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I actually prefer fruit to chocolate chips in pancakes…though I’m not opposed to both!

      I have neglected planters around too. It’s only the vegetable garden that gets well taken care of.

  10. So, I have never been “real” camping ever. The closest I’ve gotten is glamping with no electricity – and that was enough for me 😂
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      My husband desperately wants a camper van, so if he ever gets his way we won’t do much “real” camping either!

  11. Marcia says: Reply

    Mmmm yes, pancakes are always a good idea! Glad the foot is cooperating. Yikes on those steep climbs.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Every time I make pancakes I think I should do it more often!

  12. Farrah says: Reply

    Yay for camping! I loved getting to follow along on instagram! :D! Is it sad that I’ve never had camp pancakes? :[ I’m gonna have to try that out the next time I go camping! *-* I’m glad your foot is doing better!
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      You should definitely try camp pancakes! I mix the wet & dry ingredients separately before we leave so I just have to mix them together at camp.

  13. Nice post, specially all pictures. I also love to camping and hiking.

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