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    I can walk today!

    Waterfall of fun!, originally uploaded by Suddenly Single. The plan wasn’t to spend the whole day out in the canyons on Saturday, but that is what happened. It was spose to rain on Saturday so I was thinking that we could get in a quick 3 mile hike. I prepared the Cambelbaks the night before with plenty of water, trail mix, a sammich, and a Cliff bar. MORE than enough to get us through that short hike. When I opened my eyes at 6 am I could tell it was going to be a beautiful day. The 3 miler turned into the 13 miler. Half way through I realized I…

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    Oh, ouch. I hurty.

    IMG_20110226_161807.jpg, originally uploaded by Suddenly Single. Yes, you’re reading that correctly. 13.6 miles on Saturday. We decided to make all the hikes we have done into one big one. In order to avoid Random and Odd becoming a giant Hiking Blog, I decided to create a blog for just the hiking part of my life: HIKING WITH THE EX.: http://hikingwiththeex.blogspot.com/ It’s still in the process of having everything added and all the post written. Where it will go or turn out to be, who knows.

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    or did I win?

    Somewhere in the middle of the night what started out as cuddling turned into a professional wrestling bout. The snoring was likened to growling and the only way I was going to get back to sleep was to maneuver my body into a position where I could bury my head under the covers. Face to face cuddling isn’t how it started out, but when I moved my leg to do the strategic flip and roll move, I was pinned down with an iron arm and held into place.  If I speak he will awake and find his way back to his corner so I have to make a small squeaking…

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    Goin’ good!

    These shoes were made for hikin’ and that’s just what they’ll do!, originally uploaded by Suddenly Single. My girls are with Gma and Gpa this week for their break. I got a call at 9:30 last night from Alyx, “Mom, my tummy hurts.” Being 3 hours away there wasn’t much I could do. “I’m trying to sleep, Aly!” I called her this morning and she said, “I think I had too much popcorn and candy at the movies last night.” to which I thought, ‘spoiled brat.’ My involuntary vow of poverty has me trudging. To trudge: the slow, weary, depressing yet determined walk of a man who has nothing left…

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    Just not feeling it…

    OUCHIE!, originally uploaded by Suddenly Single. The more I am outdoors the less I like the gym. I find myself not even counting the days before the weekend, but the hours now. It’s only Tuesday. That’s like…HOURS AND HOURS away from my next adventure into the canyons. On Sunday I bounced down from the rocks we had to scale and on to the beach, “WE MADE IT TO THE RIVER!” I yelled out. Right about then 3 of these scretchy ass birds flew from the river bank and scared the living shit out of me. I’m not quite the hiker I want to be yet. It will be nice to…

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    Rockin’ this party 8 days a week!

    What a beautiful hike!, originally uploaded by Suddenly Single. I’m getting excited as the weather is finally getting better. It’s spose to rain all week, but clear up on Sunday. March is a busy month. I have a wedding I am shooting for two of my skyfriends. No, it’s not jumping out of a plane! My other sky friends are having their Bye To Winter party at the end of March and if it turns out anything like the drunken texts I got last year, it should be fun. It’s the weekend the girls are at their dad’s house so there is no reason I can’t find a spot on…

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    Another amazing Saturday and Sunday!

    IMG_20110220_124638.jpg, originally uploaded by Suddenly Single. Saturday morning I called Dan to see if he wanted to get in a quick hike in before Alyx’s black belt class. He agreed and we grabbed our gear and headed out to Foresthill bridge. I’ve been gathering pictures of the trails to start building a website for our hikes, and this is one we had already done. We decided to go up past Mossy Trail and go the next three switchbacks we hadn’t gone on before. The incline is what I am now calling ‘the ass kicker’. There was rain all week so we knew the trails would be squishy, but we weren’t…

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    I believe…

    I believe…, originally uploaded by Suddenly Single. I heard this song last night at the gym and remembered a couple times in my life where this song brought me to my knees in tears. When Dan and I ended our marriage and I started to figure out who I was without being a part of someone else and I was blessed with this strength, I began to understand what ‘joy’ really meant. That woman in her apartment with her 3 very, very little girls eating PB&J and enjoying nothing more than sitting out at the pool or going to the park…I thought she was so strong. I wasn’t all that…