Well hello there!
How was your weekend? Mine was spent largely outdoors enjoying our beautiful not-too-hot-but-just-right weather. As usual, the time flew past and before I knew it, BAM! Monday morning. I’ve been seeing a lot of mentions of fall fashion in magazines these days, and it makes me sad to think that we only have a few of these gorgeous weekends left. Having said that, I’m embracing them in their entirety and this weekend was a prime example!
Saturday began with a nice early cardio session at the gym while I learned my choreography for my spin class this morning. That definitely wasn’t the end of my exercise for the day though, because I had plans with one of my work besties, Nina, to go hiking at the Crawford Lake Conservation Area, about 30 minutes from home. We tried to find these trails last time we went hiking but Google gave us some questionable directions and we ended up at a different location. After having investigated a little further this time, we had no problems finding the park. I was thrilled about this, because there was some gorgeous scenery to take in!
There are lots of summer events that go on at Crawford Lake, including tours of their reconstructed 15th century Iroquoian Village. We weren’t looking for history as much as we were a nice scenic walk, so we immediately jumped on the trails and set out on a little 2 hour excursion. The lake itself was near the beginning of our hike, and Nina and I couldn’t get over how clear the water was. There’s no swimming allowed, but it was definitely tempting on such a hot day!
Compared to other trails I’ve been on this summer, these ones were really well marked. The Bruce Trail, which goes all the way from Niagara to Tobermory, has a section that runs along the Crawford Lake trails but we stuck to the coloured ones on our map. I’d love to do the Bruce Trail (or a section of it) some day, but my summer weekends are filling up fast!
(Nina and I did not plan to coordinate our tops, but I think it’s just one of those things that happens when you work together and see each other on a daily basis. We tend to coincidentally rock the bright jeans trend on the same days too!)
Most of this hike was in the shade, and although we didn’t see any wildlife (sadly no frogs this time!), we did see a lot of cool trees and plants. Oh wow… I just said cool trees. Who am I??
By the time we finished and drove back home, I was feeling pretty exhausted from all of the fresh air and sunshine. Luckily, I’d prepped a little treat earlier that morning….
Remember my Strawberry Rhubarb Frozen Yogurt recipe that I posted last summer? I saw rhubarb on sale at the grocery store this weekend and the frozen yogurt was the first thing that popped into my mind.
This is super easy to make, and ridiculously healthy relative to other fro-yo that you’d buy elsewhere. All you need is some rhubarb, fresh or frozen strawberries, Greek yogurt, and stevia!
Click here for the full recipe and directions.
Nina and I both agreed on our hike that we would both be perfectly content with eating only fruit for the rest of our lives. Case in point:
2 watermelons demolished in less than 2 days. Oh, and I left a little on my fingers.
So tell me….
- What did you get up to this weekend?
- Just for fun: If you could eat only one food (or category of food, like fruit) for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I hope you have a marvelous Monday!