A Day of Trails

Whew, I’m pooped! Matt and I had quite the action packed day.

First things first — we met local blogger Caitlin for a trail run!


Matt’s not a runner — he plays soccer and says he only likes running when he’s chasing something — but he does love trails, so he came along today, too :)


I love this trail! We ran for just over 30 minutes, scrambling through the hilly woods.



After the run, we headed out for mission: buy a couch! It was a success — we found an awesome sectional for a really good price compared to what we’ve seen looking before, so yay! Pictures to come when it arrives :) It will be really nice to have somewhere to sit finally!

The rest of the afternoon was spent swimming! It was a gorgeous day, and Matt and I met up with my friend Amy from high school and headed to an awesome quarry about 15 minutes away in Durham!


There were all sorts of people there swimming — all with rafts, since the water is so deep and you can only tread water for so long! :)


The quarry is in a park, and to get to it you have to walk about a mile on a trail in the woods. Then all of a sudden, there’s the water! :) We spent a couple hours in the water playing, lazy-ing around on the rafts, and catching up. It was a great way to spend a beautiful day. I LOVE swimming!


I’m exhausted — finishing up some homework quickly and then off to bed! Hope you all had a wonderful long weekend… or a wonderful short weekend and good day back at work today :)


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    Beautiful Trails!!!

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    I just started following your blog. Found you through Carrots n Cake. I live in Cary, and was wondering where the quarry in Durham is? Sounds like something my husband would love to check out.

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    Oh I sure wish I could get my fiance to run with me! Though I did get him to drink Green Monsters, so anything is possible right?

    Sounds like a wonderful Labor Day – swimming in nature is so much better than any pool.

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    Looks like a fun day to me!!!

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    Beautiful location but…aren’t you in gator country???

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    What a perfect Labor Day! I bet you’re glad you had the extra day to play with Matt since you were in Charlotte. The quarry looks like a perfect swimming spot. Sometimes I’m a weenie about water when I can’t see the bottom but I’m working on it. ;)

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    That quarry looks awesome! I lived in Durham for a year and I feel like there is so much more I need to discover still!

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    I just went on my first trail run saturday. It was EPIC! The muddy trail made it even more fun and messy :-)

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    That trail looks awesome! And it’s even paved, so you don’t have to worry about falling!

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    A perfect labor day, indeed. Wonderful! Glad you got a final swim in before the weather begins to cool down. Should be quite nice there in the fall…

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    Adventurer says:

    A trail run and a swimming hole. What could be better on a Labor Day!? Wonderful –

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    Sounds like a perfect day!

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    I’ve never run on a rough trail like that. Sounds fun! In fact, your WHOLE day sounds like fun!!

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    Definitely a Labor-Day weekend well spent! Not sure you’d get me in that water, but a raft sounds Awesome ;)

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    Oh I love hiking! Especially as fall approaches :)

    Glad you had fun in Charlotte! I love just north, in Mooresville

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    So pretty! I really want to start trail running, and these pictures are really motivating me.

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    I love trail running :) keeps it interesting when you have to adjust every step!

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    Pat Elserry says:

    Once again you’ve captured some great photos!! I bet that area will look so pretty in the Fall when the leaves begin to change. Can’t wait to see your new couch :)

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