The first 4 miles of 2019

Whew,

I don’t know about you but January and February have really gotten away from me.

When I did the math a few months ago, I realized that 8(ish) miles per month would help me reach the #nc100mileschallenge goal with, almost, no issues.

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Well, here I am, a few days away from March…looking at only one trail so far…

BUT…

I am still hopeful I’ll meet the goal and so I want you to see where I started this year.

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Lake Norman State Park found me a couple of years ago, when I was first introduced to the challenge and at only about 45min away, it’s quickly become my go to for a morning outdoors.

The Lake Shore Trail provides several miles of hilly terrain, great for a cardio boosts and a multiple views of Lake Norman itself. If you catch it early enough, it’s nice and quiet out there.

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I have been blessed to have my Dad along with me for the past three times I’ve come here. We usually start early, with a big breakfast and hope to complete at least half the trail within an hour and some change.

Hiking with my Dad is great because he helps me hike at a good pace which helps me with conditioning for more intense hikes in the future.

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I’ve done the entire (almost 7 miles) of Lake Shore in the beginning of June the first time I’d set foot on the trail and totally exhausted myself (I mean calling on angels exhausted) so I am a little scared to go for it all BUT I am working toward it.

 

Mornings are my favorite time to hike this trail because I can catch it before it gets too warm AND there are these amazing spots where the trail goes, almost, right to the water.

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This creates the perfect spot to catch your breath and/or a selfie 😉

 

Lake Norman State Park is where I decided I’d start adding park pins to my collection and so it holds a near and dear place in my heart and on my trail hat (courtesy of The Trek).

 

Until the next mileage update, Happy Trails!

 

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