As promised, here's a picture of me on Baby, the palomino, from my horseback riding excursion with my friends Shane and Tiffany the weekend before last. I had not been on a horse since I was six, so we only rode for about an hour. I was somewhat sore the next day, but not too bad.
This weekend Jim and my friend Edie and I took what turned out to be a 13 mile hike (we had been planning on a 7-8 mile loop) up the South Fork of the Wood River and Chimney Creek. The next day I woke up and thought, "I could do that again"–or at least, "I could do that again if it weren't so freaking hot." I must be getting stronger, though, because a couple months ago 8 miles left me totally whupped.