Hello, hello! The weekend absolutely flew by, huh? It was a fun (and sweaty!) one over here. My Saturday was spent in Durham, North Carolina at the downtown YMCA. Why was in Durham?
I was there to get my PiYo LIVE certification! I’m planning to blog more about the experience in a full recap of the certification process, so if you have any specific questions about obtaining a PiYo LIVE certification, let me know!
Other than Saturday, my weekend was pretty relaxed! Ryan was actually feeling quite sick on Friday, so the two of us picked up a pizza and then hung out on the couch and watched Dateline until we couldn’t keep our eyes open anymore. It was a rockin’ good time. (Oddly enough, it actually was… And thankfully Ryan is feeling much better today!)
Sunday at Lake Norman State Park
The weather on Sunday in Charlotte was nothing short of wonderful. It was perfectly sunny and slightly chilly. The perfect hiking weather!
Naturally Ryan and I had to take advantage of such a nice fall day and took Sadie on a late morning hike on the trails at Lake Norman State Park.
This is, hands down, our favorite place to hike that’s reasonably close to Charlotte. It’s 10,000 times less crowded than the incredibly popular Crowders Mountain State Park and still offers beautiful views and awesome trails. We tend to stick to the Lake Shore Trail, a five mile loop that offers tons of little lookout points over gorgeous Lake Norman. There are lots of elevation changes and while I wouldn’t say it’s an easy hike, it’s not too strenuous either.
We often see deer along the trail and it’s very dog-friendly which naturally appeals to us, too. If you’re local to the area and haven’t made your way to this park yet, I highly recommend it!
Sadie has an absolute blast whenever we take her hiking here because she can sniff around and explore but also take little breaks and swim in the lake when she gets hot.
Sunday’s hike took us just shy of two hours to complete. Once we were done, we headed home to do make lunch and do some chores around the house. I also finally hung my gallery wall!!!
I am so excited! I am hoping to fill the final three frames today… If you have any suggestions for creative ways to fill some frames, please let me know. I already have enough photographs in the gallery wall, so I’m hoping for something else.
I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Questions of the Morning
- Any questions about the PiYo LIVE certification process? Let me know!
- What should I frame in the final three frames in my gallery wall? I’d love to hear your ideas!
- Tell me about one of the highlights from your weekend!