Sugarloaf Adventure

I feel like my blogging during the weekends gets very slim. Oops. Here’s a recap of my hiking/ fresh fruit picking Saturday:

I woke up with plans to run 3 miles before meeting my friends for our hike, but apparently waking up to beat the heat at 8 am is not sufficient enough in July! So, instead I just walked my dog (slacking, I know).


For breakfast I tried yet another new Clif bar flavor, I’m obsessed I’m telling ya. I have now tried nearly every flavor, I bet. Todays choice? Coconut chocolate chip.

It was delish, but white macadamia nut still reins supreme. Does anyone else share a deep love for these heavenly bars?

The Hike

After I scarfed down my bar, I met up with my friends Emily and Kelly, and we headed to Sugarloaf Mountain. It would probably be considered more of a hill to all of you mid westers/ west coasters, but it’s the best we got around here! Plus, it’s still pretty darn beautiful from the top.

It only took us around 15 minutes to climb to the top, but don’t be fooled we were still soaked with sweat and out of breath. This picture made me laugh for a good couple of minutes when I saw it. While my friend Emily just awkwardly looks like the leaning tower of Pisa, she was only in that position because she had her dog with her, lol. Poor Duncan wasn’t pictured.

Here he is :). Can you believe he is just a puppy?!

We hung out at the top for a little bit before heading back down since Emily had to be home by Noon. On our walk down somehow the topic of Butlers Orchard came up (the place I went strawberry picking), and we all decided we wanted our outdoorsy day to continue with a trip there to pick blueberries.

Emily had something else to do for a couple of hours, so Kelly and I headed to Chipotle for lunch while we waited for her. Chipotle = Heaven.

Even Spanky couldn’t hang with the heat today, he ended up laying down under my neighbors tree when we were only half way done with his afternoon walk, and would not move. I had to carry his little old booty home. Stubborn man.

The Picking

We were excited to find out that we had to ride a tractor to get to the fields. But, then we realized that tractor rides = bumpy and uncomfortable. Good thing none of us had to use the bathroom.

I often look like I am of Asian desent… I’m not.

We were blueberry pickin’ pros and left with a whole lot of berries. It was the perfect Outdoorsy day.

What was the most fun outdoors thing you did this weekend?






Happy Summer!!

Happy first day of Summer, friends!

Even though I’ve been on Summer break for more than a month, you better believe I still celebrated this wonderful occasion :). And, it made it just that much better that the first day of Summer included absolutely perfect weather all day long.

I celebrated the first day of Summer with 2 outdoor runs, one in the morning and one just now; this evening! I ran 3 miles both times for a total of 6 miles today… a new record!

The first picture is from my most recent run and the second one is from this morning. Today was Amy’s graduation (Yay Amy!!), so I had to wake up extra early to sneak a run this morning… hence the terrible looking little smiley guy in the above picture, it reads “felt tired”. Well duh I was tired, I woke up at 6 in the morning…. it was terrible. But, as always I was happy I did it after I completed my run.

When I got back from my run I ate a quick peanut butter banana smoothie (shocker), showered, straightened my hair and left for Amy’s graduation. I’ll tell you all about that later this weekend ;).

I also spent my day yesterday doing something fun and Summery, and it resulted in me crossing another thing off of my Summer to-do list, 2 in one week I’m on a roll! I have officially accomplished hiking and picking fresh fruit.

I spent the entire day shopping with my Grandma who just got into town, and then we met my cousin Tammy and her adorable son Joshua (who you guys met on the blog yesterday) at Butler’s Orchard to pick strawberries.

We went right at the end of strawberry season, so the fields were pretty picked over and the majority of the berries that were left were either rotten or bug infested. It was an adventure to find enough strawberries to fill up our box. But, we were on a mission since we were planning on using some berries to bake something for Amy’s party on Saturday.

Joshua was my designated berry picker ;).

He was too cute, he loved picking the strawberries and eating them. Every time we turned around he had another one in his mouth. It’s safe to say his skin was stained red at the end of the day.

When we were done picking we went into the store to pay for our berries and to get some slushies, because they make the best fresh fruit slushies. No lie. I look forward to them all year. The one they had yesterday was apple strawberry. I got mine and Joshua decided he wanted one too, he got so excited when Tammy said he could have one, he even started clapping lol. I let him model it for me ;).

I had a great day with my cousins, and really want to go back to Butlers this Summer for some blueberry picking (my fave). I’ll be back soon with a recap of Amy’s graduation festivities :). Have a great weekend.