So we made it! 14 hours after leaving MA we arrived in TN – boy is Virginia a long state to drive through, especially when you are driving southwest in a diagonal direction. We only stopped for gas 2 times…and snacks that we consumed were Dove’s chocolates, trail mix, and rice cakes with peanut butter.
We went straight for a hike when we got here in a really pretty park right outside of Bristol TN (may have been in another town, not sure). I couldn’t narrow down the photo’s so far from the trip! There are so many cows. Have you ever seen a cow walk? I guess they don’t do much walking, but while I was driving Jamie saw a herd running – I’m jealous! It’s day two and all I’ve seen through VA and TN are cows, I almost never want to eat cows again. Is it OK to bring one home with me? They are so cute!!
Today was a really cool day! We went hiking up a mountain, didn’t quite get to the top since we had 3 children age 5 and under, with 4 adults we basically took turns carrying the kids haha, lets just say my left forearm got a GREAT workout today! Oh boy do we love them, they are so worth the soreness 🙂 I’m definitely taking into account that I burned a lot of calories carrying 40lbs!!
So onto the food/fitness aspect of the blog site…Yesterday, on barely any sleep (max 4 hours) my friend who has been training for the half marathon we have this Saturday and I went for a 3 mile run. Let me tell you, TN is quite hilly! It wasn’t too bad, but it was definitely not what I was used to in MA…3 miles, 27 minutes, 320 calories burned, 20% fat burned.
Today I have had the most amazing food – starting with biscuits, ending with more biscuits, fried chicken, mac n cheese, green beans, salad, brownies covered in fudge, chocolate truffles…I would really make a life out of this food!!!! Our friends mom suggested buying the Roan Mountain cookbook…I’m so up for that, there will be so many recipes I’ll want to try! She even mentioned chocolate gravy!
So I’ve had a lot of “firsts” here in TN. One being riding a 4 wheeler….yup – I enjoyed it!!!
So needless to say the trip is going very well! I’m sure I’ll post again at some point in the week…
It’s a beautiful state & there’s much to see!