Since I was heading up to the Adirondacks for the weekend I asked my podiatrist if I could do some easy hiking, and to my surprise he said yes. So today, on a crisp, clear, beautiful fall day in Lake Placid, I went for my first post-injury hike and loved every moment of it. We hiked Mount Jo, just shy of three miles and around 800 feet of elevation. I walked carefully and my foot felt fine. It was such a pleasure to be outside doing something different for a change.
After the hike I finally stopped at Mirror Lake to test the water temperature. Suffice it to say there isn't enough neoprene in the world to make that water swimmable at this time of year. I dipped my hand in and it swiftly went numb. But touching the water definitely made me look forward to being back up there for training and racing in the warmer weather. What a perfect weekend.