Good Morning & Happy Friday!
It has been such a fun week. I’ve managed to get a ton of work done, spend some time hiking, played in a kickball league, and even got around to baking (new recipes soon!)
I had another 5 am wake up call so I could get my hiking post out before I head down to Charleston this morning. Meighan and I are going to spend some time at the beach, shopping, and fitting in our last long run together before our half marathon. I can’t wait!
I hope you guys have a great weekend and I look forward to waking up Saturday morning and commenting back to all of you. It’s my Saturday morning routine. 🙂
It’s been two years since my friend, Becca, has quit smoking. She has also lost 100 pounds! Her new healthy lifestyle is inspirational, and I’m very proud of her! Last year, we headed out to Looking Glass Rock to hike and celebrate her health. We decided to do it again this year! You can read our post from last year here! (it may actually be helpful to read that one first.)
We started our day around 9:00 am and made it to the Pisgah National Forest at 11:00 to start our hike!
They had the peace sign still on the pavement from last year. It was faded, but it made us happy to see it!
The weather was absolutely perfect.
We made it to the top! The view takes your breath away as soon as you reach the top. You realize how small you are in the world.
We brought jelly beans again this time. (why jelly beans?)
Yup, ate a bug.
And ALLLLLLLLL the snacks. We picked up our favorites at CVS before hitting the road. They literally have the best healthy snacks for hiking.
We headed down after spending 45 minutes at the top.
We spent the hour and a half singing musicals and goofing off. It’s the best way to kill time on an empty trail.
When we finished the hike, we headed down to the Looking Glass waterfall.
We decided to skip out on dinner in Asheville because we wanted to make it back before dark. We were both pretty tired from early morning rises.
We found a cute little ice cream shop by the forest’s entrance. The ice cream shop was so colorful, and we had to stop! I went with a vanilla soft serve (my favorite) and a GIANT glass of ice water.
We went through a charming town on the way home and decided to stop for coffee. If you’ve never been to Hendersonville, add it to your list. I told Kyle that I wanted to go up just to spend a weekend. It’s so cute and alive.
We stopped at Black Bear Coffee shop, and this was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made.
I ordered a skim cappuccino with one extra shot of espresso.
The baristas were so friendly, and extremely knowledgeable when it came to coffee. It’s a pet peeve of mine when I order a cappuccino and it comes out a latte. The espresso was so rich and smooth! After the first sip, I almost went back to the counter to order more!
All of the shops in Hendersonville were filled with restaurants, cute shops, and everything looked so clean and quaint. I will DEFINITELY be visiting again.
I stopped at the grocery store on the way home so I cold make Flatout Wrap pizzas 🙂 So good!
It’s time for me to head to the closet and start packing for Charleston! Thank you for reading & I hope you enjoyed!
So, we decided to share our fourteen minutes of Snapchat videos! I’m only annoying 50% of the time. Promise 😉
Questions for you!
- What is your favorite trail to hike?
- Do you remember the first time you hiked a mountain?
- Any advice for my last long run?