First, I ran a 5K. It was my second one but my first big one, with over 1,000 people:
Next, we spent the weekend camping at Cades Cove and riding our bikes around the 11-mile loop on a Saturday morning, when it is closed off to car traffic.
And yesterday, we went whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River. It wasn't my first time rafting (Dr. H. used to be a raft guide), but it has been 20 years since I've my last adventure.
And I don't have any pictures of this, but my Dad and I have been playing tennis regularly for the past two weeks. Playing tennis with my 86-year-old Dad: the joy of that is a post in itself. But aside from that, I've been wanting to play tennis on a regular basis for decades. I haven't played this much since junior high!
I still have loads of lesson plans looming over me, but I feel tremendously energized and strangely productive. It's a great feeling to be coming toward the end of July and have the satisfaction of knowing I haven't let summer slip by. And we still have another month until school starts!
Linked up on Amy's Finer Things Friday