Monday, March 25, 2013

The Big (Not so much) Hike!

So let's see....

The weekend starts for me, anytime between 3:00 and 6:00 pm on any given Friday. This week it started at about 4:45. I had a gathering called Collective Nights (It's a beautiful thing that creates unity in the body among women across all generations and we meet once a month. If you live in the Atlanta area and want to know more let me know!!) at 6:30 so I had a good hour. Friday is always Fun Friday as my W does not have preschool so we always go out and do something fun of his choosing! This also means that there is no time in the day for me to get outside and walk. Getting off early I decided that it would be a good time to walk, so I went to my little walking trail and put in a good two miles before grabbing some Chick Fil A grilled nuggets and fruit to head down. Collective Nights was AMAZING, I am having issues with my family right now and I put it down on a prayer request sheet and was asked if it could be shared out loud and I said yes. After it was shared with the group, all the women rallied around me and just prayed for God to come in and intercede. It was such a beautiful thing, I don't think there was a dry eye in the place. His Spirit was welcomed and definitely felt in that moment.

After Collective Nights I had a craft night planned with a few girls and we were going to be painting truth canvases. There were four of us and we invaded my living room space, but with the help of Britta's painting drop cloth our floor was protected!


Basically what we would do is paint a canvas and then use stickers and paint over those and peel them off that shows a truth saying. We put on the good ole Pandora and turned it to a Mumford and Sons play list (AMAZING!) and just went to painting. We did not start until 10:30 but it's the weekend so who cares. My roommate has a dog, his name is Mylo. He is the best dog in the world and I love him dearly and spoil him rotten. For his own safety we put up a gate so he would not get into the paints. He just wanted to be near us but spent most of the night in puppy jail. Look at that face! (My roommates room is in the hallway on the right and she was in there so he wasn't just locked in a random hallway.)

This weekend I painted until about 2:00am and we were all pretty pleased with our final products. You can obviously tell that I am not an artist as everyone elses is elaborate and mine contains a simple blue on black. We wanted a picture with all of us and our canvases and my new bathroom has a mirror that is huge (very convenient to use when getting 3-4 girls ready to go out), so we took the very shameless mirror pick.

My plan on Saturday was to get up and go do my March 5K. Well it was raining and being completely exhausted from being up so late the night before I decided to postpone it to this upcoming Saturday which is March 30, so still in the month of March! Instead my roommate and I drove out to eat a Longhorn where her boyfriend works. The old Jenny would have gotten some ribs and fries, but I did my research ahead of time and knew exactly what I was going to order before arriving. I ended up with the napa chicken and rice and some green beans, very delicious and around 600 calories I believe. We drove back from Longhorn and I knew I needed to go walking or do some form of movement. I started looking up on my phone walking trails around Kennesaw and the ones all around Kennesaw Mountain popped up. Now I have heard about this mountain a number of times and have been intrigued by it and wanted to climb it one day. It was about 58 outside and I had a little bit of time so I decided that it was my choice of exercise for the day.
First off let me say, I love mountains. Obsessed with them actually. I lived in Florida for about 5 years and while I enjoyed my time there I missed seeing hills and mountains. I know, I know "But Florida has the beach!!!" well, I don't like the beach. Too much sand and salt water, I'm just not the biggest fan. Give me a mountain view with some waterfalls and a lake I can swim in, SOLD!! So anyways after reading and getting prepared for my hike, I put on my shoes, created my play list and drove to the base of the mountain. It was a mile up (and boy was it straight up) and a mile down. I started on the trail and immediately realized what everyone meant when they said it was a steep climb. About .15 miles in I could already feel the burn in every part of my body. I was stoked actually and really excited to get to the top. The views were spectacular, and the air was so nice and cool, I loved it. I did a lot of praying on my hike as well and there's just nothing like feeling so close to your creator then climbing something He spoke into existence with a breath. Stunning.



 All in all I did about 2.5 miles and it took me around an hour. I felt so accomplished and think this is something I want to start doing every Saturday. Its about a 600 calorie burn and I felt every bit of it.

After the walk I went home and took a shower and headed down to Atlanta to see Silver Linings Playbook for the second time. I loved it just as much as the first time! If you haven't seen it I highly recommend that you do. (It's on its way out of theaters now so act quickly.) After seeing that movie I went over to a friends place and watched the last part of Part 2 of Harry Potter the Deathly Hallows.
Sunday is probably one of my most favorite days of the week. I get to spend it being a Doorholder (the word we use at our church for a volunteer) and attending a Gathering. I go to Passion City Church and have been ever since we moved here. I get to serve as a Doorholder in Passion kids for the two morning services, and I love it so much! I end up spending the whole day at church but I get to be around my community a lot of whom I only see on Sundays. (Atlanta is big and you could easily live an hour away from someone you know) We ended up eating at On the Border after the evening gathering and it was just not a good experience. I was tired and cranky at the end and just ready to go home. Finally we got our bills and were ready to leave. I got home and laid in bed and typed up the first portion of this blog and am now getting ready to go into work for a whole new week.
I am linking up today with Covered in Grace, Sami's Shenanigans, and Synfully Delicious

1 comment:

  1. The paintings are really unique...such a good idea! And the hike looks amazing!!!