Sunday Funday Hike

Do you know why I love Twitter so much? Because it’s like a personal Google. All I have to do is ask a question, and someone is bound to answer it.

When I called out for any suggestions on where to find a good hiking spot in Richmond, Carter delivered in no time!

Cory, Campbell and I set out for Buttermilk Norhtbank Trail Loop around 9:00 on Sunday morning. The weather was beautiful, and we had absolutely no plans to attend to.

We walked the roughly 3 miles on Buttermilk, which was an awesome trail. The only qualm I had was that the tails were super narrow and it’s a hiking-slash-biking trail, so several times we were left standing on the edge of the trail to avoid a hiker/biker collision. That said, everyone we encountered was nothing but polite, so there were never any problems.

(Seriously, I fell twice and I was walking. How do people bike on stuff like this and not kill themselves?!)

Campbell isn’t very FitFluential, and was extremely parched two miles into the hike. We were thrilled when we found this mini-water fall. Not surprisingly, he was a mini-diva about the situation.


Once we reached the end of Buttermilk Trail, we walked across Boulevard Bridge which took us over the James River. I love the James – and I cannot wait for it to be consistently warm enough so that we can spend an afternoon on the river rocks.

Once we crossed the bridge, we started down the Northbank Trail, which continued on for another 3-ish miles.

By the end of our 2 hour and 40 minutes hike, we were reaching 7 miles and my legs were screaming at me. The previous morning, Emily and I went to Body Pump and I felt it was time to up my weights. Well, let’s just say after upping weights (hellooo, squats!) and a 7-mile hike, my legs are shot. 

Sore legs aside, it was an awesome way to spend our Sunday morning. It felt so great being outside and active with my little family ;) A great end to the weekend if ya ask me!

Let’s chat – Fill in the blank: This weekend was totally ______. Relaxing! I loved not having any firm plans. That kind of weekend is few and far between in our lives!

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9 Responses to Sunday Funday Hike

  1. Sick and achy. I’ve had better weekends. Haha! We were actually supposed to go on a hike yesterday but couldn’t because 3/4 of our family has a cold that won’t quit.

    Your hike looks awesome!

  2. awesome!! i cant even imagine people who hike on trails like that! my weekend was productive… tons of laundry, grocery shopping, meal prep, family time, good friends, and tasty eats! :) :)

  3. AmyC says:

    FitFluential! Packed full of running events, friends, and family! Loved every minute of it ;)

  4. I would be terrified biking over all those large roots and things. And I totally would have tripped, too, so don’t feel bad :D

  5. This weekend was a blur – perfect balance of relaxing and getting things accomplished! :)

  6. So fun! I should go upstate sometime and get some hiking in. This weekend was totally relaxing for me too! I spent a ton of time in Central Park on both Saturday and Sunday. Good company, without phones! I wish I was doing it again right now…why do the weekends go so fast?

  7. Amazing, sleep-less, and adult beverage overloaded. I was in Vegas for a bachelorette party…. no other explanation needed I don’t think! :)

  8. We have yet to go hiking. But it is on my list of things to do :) There are tons of places around here to go hiking.

  9. So jealous! Looks like a perfect way to spend a weekend :)

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