7.16.2012

New Adventure!

Guess what happened this weekend? Something monumental...HUGE! I hit 1,000 GFC members. I was so dang excited when I saw that! Thank you guys for being so awesome. Really. I couldn't have done it without you...all of you! My goal when I started blogging back in December/January was to have 100 readers by December 2012. Well looks like that goal has been met and exceeded :)

On to Smell the Roses! Last week's task was to go somewhere that you've never been before.
I cheated a little bit, but I think that it still counts! I had planned to go to a new restaurant with Adam on Saturday night, but he ended up having to work 11 hours on Saturday...yikes! Needless to say, he was pretty tired. We still went out to eat, but just to a place that was near his house.

BUT Saturday during the day I went mountain biking with one of my best friends, Danielle. We go just about every Saturday. We've progressively been getting better and moving up to more advanced trails. We started at the easy trails and now we're up to the intermediate/difficult trails. We feel pretty good about it :)

So this Saturday we tried a few new trails that we've never ridden before! We may or may not have each fallen...uh twice...but hey, you can't get better unless you JUST GO FOR IT, right? I'm just thankful that neither one of us broke any bones, although Danielle was REALLY close to falling in a swamp, haha!

This is a picture of us by our favorite trail, "North Creek." Not really sure why the sign says "Very Difficult Trail" because on the map it is labeled as intermediate. But we felt pretty B.A. so decided to show off the sign anyway ;) Oh and check out my little bun...my hair is getting there!


When I got to her house to pick her up, she walked out and we both busted out laughing at the fact that we were matching...definitely didn't plan that one! I'm the short one on the left. Now you can just exactly how short I am compared to a normal person ;)


Mountain biking is one of my favorite means of cardio. We usually bike for just over 2 hours which burns over 1,000 calories, according to the My Fitness Pal app. It's a fun (and dangerous...ha!) way to get your workout on :)

Did you go anywhere new last week? Link up!







This week's task:
Collect all of your loose change and either donate it or use it to do something fun.

Think about all of the hiding places that you have change...in the couch cushions, in the pockets of your jeans, at the bottom of your purse or spread out around your car. In high school, before Adam & I had real jobs, we used to collect all of our change and use that for date nights :) We would take it up to Publix (our local grocery store) and trade in the change for dollar bills. Sometimes we would have as much as $80 worth of change at one time! So this week, gather up all of your loose change and do something useful with it.


Enjoy your week, sweets :)

21 comments:

  1. congrats on 1000 followers! no surprise though! you are wonderful. ; ) and what cute pics!

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  2. Congratulations on reaching 1000 followers! That's great! :) :) Who designed your blog design? I've been wanting to look into getting one professionally done! Let me know girly girl.. myloveforLyla@gmail.com
    THANKS! Have a fabulous Monday.
    Hope your studying went great.
    XO

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  3. Congrats on the 1000 followers! My goal is the same as yours was... 100 followers in a year and i think I will definitely make it before that! Only 17 left to go!

    Anyway, I almost cheated this week too... but it tuned out to work out for the best! Glad to read about your accomplishments in biking! Congrats on that too!

    -Simone
    @busyasahoneybee.blogspot.com

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  4. Congratulations Jess! You are a great blogger and it's easy to see why so many people love to follow your blog :) Keep up the awesome work, chica.

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  5. looks like such a fun hike! i'm headed out for one tomorrow! Happy Monday!

    xxS

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  6. Congrats on those 1000, Jess! That is such an amazing accomplishment especially when you never expected at the end of last year to be here now! But really it's no surprise. This blog is amazing and it's no wonder why people (including me, duh :P) love reading it :) To another thousand!

    And yay for new trails! That burn 1000 calories! That's intense, girl. I think I would pass out for a few hours.

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  7. Congrats on 1000!! I'm getting close :)

    xo Shane

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  8. y'all are adorable! sounds like an awesome weekend, jessica!! congrats on the 1,000 follower milestone!!!!!

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  9. Congrats on hitting 1000. SO awesome!! I am loving next week's challenge. I'm in!!! HAppy Monday lovely!

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  10. Wahoo the big 1000. Love you and your blog! :)

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  11. Congratulations on reaching 1000 followers! :)

    --Laura
    http://caffeinatedpinkaholic.blogspot.com/

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  12. I love how you have made mountain biking a regular thang on the weekends!! Looks oh so fun and hard!!

    You've got one hard working man on your side!!

    Happy Monday love!! xoxo, Bev

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  13. Mountain biking looks like so much fun! I've always loved biking, but trails are hard to find in these parts. I'll just have to look a little harder!

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  14. Congrats on the follower count Jessica! :) You make mountain biking look fun, even though I'm pretty sure my non-athletically inclined self would somehow perish on a mountain with a bike. Haha

    Evani
    simplyevani@gmail.com

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  15. you are an inspiration!! in blogging and fitness and so many other ways too :) love ya sweetie!

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  16. 1000 followers! That is SO AWESOME! Hooray for you for mountain biking so much! It does look super fun!
    Love you lady! :)

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  17. Congrats on 1000 followers. Your blog is so fun to read. Way to go on hiring the trails. It seems like a fun way to burn calories.
    I like this weeks challenge. I'm goin to see what I can do with my change!

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  18. I get so jealous of your weekend trail rides!! They look awesome. Take me with you! :))

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  19. Congratulations on your 1000 followers! You have such a cute blog!

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  20. I've been wanting a bike so bad! I'd love to ride by the beach and do hard trails like this =)

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  21. 2 hours of biking sounds like so much fun! Burning 1,000 calories is definitely an added bonus. Get it, girl!

    I love you and your bun!

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