Had to get one last walk in before the week or rain starts. I used to love the rain before I started getting healthy and hiking, now I want it to go away!!!
I went to Mt. Tabor again and decided since my calves here killing me from yesterdays stairs that I would take an easier trail to warm up. I had also decided I was going to the other stairs I had seen the day before. Now I know I said stairs were not my friend, but they are going to be my friend even if I have to force them to be!!! So I walked those beasts!! And there were a lot of them.
Finally made my way to the top and ended up chatting with a gal walking her dog. As we talked she told me about how she never wanted dogs but her husband had worked on her for 7 years and she finally relented. 12 weeks later he died unexpectedly, leaving her with a puppy she never wanted. She told me that sweet Lilly saved her life, that she got her through the darkest days of her life. I got goosebumps and tears listening to her talk about it, I said he gave you an amazing gift and she agreed. That was 5 years ago and they are inseparable now. We talked for close to 30 minutes and then went our separate ways. Such an amazing feeling talking to a stranger like we were old friends.
Below are pictures of each set of stairs!!! There are tons of them. Even though I did not get the amount of steps I usually do I kicked ass on floors!!! Going to forgo my nightly walk and take a hot soak instead. I think it is safe to say when your window fogs up as soon as you get in the car, you worked up a sweat!