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I haven't been posting much here this winter; I've been running, as usual, and skiing on Fridays, and doing stuff in local politics blah blah blah. Typical winter. But things are going to ramp up this spring!

There's the Canyonlands Half in Moab a week from Saturday; Britt's running the 5-miler, and we decided to bring our bikes and make a weekend of it. Not that I'm going to be full of energy after a half marathon, but. We have to get in mountain-bike shape as we were invited on a White Rim trip in mid-April! Britt and I have done it twice before, but that was back in the 1990s, so it's high time we go again.

We also need to get our rowing arms in gear as we have been invited on two raft trips this spring. One, on the Salt River in Arizona, may or may not happen depending on how much run-off there is this year; we haven't had much snow so things are looking grim. The other is on the San Juan in Utah, one of my very favorite rivers! So we're going to have to get the little boaty-boats ready, and do a few Animas River runs soonish.

Finally, in late May we are flying to Edinburgh, where we'll spend a few days with a net-friend before joining a Sierra Club trip on the Coast-to-Coast walk. Yep, we are going to walk across England! And in style, too. We've never done a group trip like this but hey, we get to stay in B&Bs and have our luggage hauled while we dayhike every day for two weeks, sounds good.

I fell down on the job as far as vacation reporting goes last fall, but we didn't take very many pictures on the Grand Canyon (it was COLD in November!). I promise to do better this spring!

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Date: 2013-03-05 06:09 pm (UTC)
thalia: Delirium from Neil Gaiman's Sandman comic (Default)
From: [personal profile] thalia
Ooh, that walk sounds fabulous!

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Date: 2013-03-05 06:14 pm (UTC)
meri_oddities: default - Woman looking out a window (Default)
From: [personal profile] meri_oddities
Oh,yeah. That walk does sound excellent. I'm going to be in Edinburgh in April after I run the London Marathon, but only for a few days.

Your adventures always sound so cool!

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Date: 2013-03-05 06:45 pm (UTC)
thalia: Delirium from Neil Gaiman's Sandman comic (Default)
From: [personal profile] thalia
You'll love Edinburgh. It's a great city to hang out in. Definitely see Edinburgh Castle and climb Arthur's Seat. And if you have time for a day trip to Stirling Castle, it's well worth it--it's about a one-hour train ride.

(Yeah, hit reply on the wrong post--at least I got the right person this time. [g])
Edited Date: 2013-03-05 06:46 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2013-03-05 06:34 pm (UTC)
lonelywalker: Beast from X-Men reading while hanging upside down from the ceiling (x-men: beast)
From: [personal profile] lonelywalker
\o/ Edinburgh. Actually, every single thing in this post sounds awesome.

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Date: 2013-03-06 10:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Good luck for Moab.

I had steroid injections (much more painful than I was expecting!) into my problem foot today and am hoping I can get back to doing some real exercise again soon.

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Date: 2013-03-06 11:59 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
First off, I'm totally jealous of all your spring/summer adventures. They sound like a blast! However, I have a question about your "boating arms." Keith and I frequently go kayaking in the gulf during the spring/summer. Do you do any weight workouts to get your arms ready? I'm always left too sore to move the next day... (Plus, I'd like to be able to keep up with him.)

:) Rebecca

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Date: 2013-03-07 04:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sounds like a terrific spring and the UK walk sounds epic.

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Date: 2013-03-09 07:51 am (UTC)
blnchflr: Captain America Civil War (Default)
From: [personal profile] blnchflr
Your coast-to-coast walk is going to be so awesome, I'm sure. I'm still thinking of doing a shorter and much cheaper (with all that entails in crappy inns, etc.) version - possibly in late summer. I hope to make myself do it.


ilanarama: me, The Other Half, Moab UT 2009 (Default)

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5K: 21:03 (downhill) 21:43 (loop)
10K: 43:06 (downhill)
10M: 1:12:59
13.1M: 1:35:55
26.2M: 3:23:31

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