This morning I and Topaz headed out for the trail. It was beautiful; a little dusting of snow, fresh snowflakes coming down and a temperature of 34F. Too perfect for the end of January! One layer of clothing..unbelievable!
We headed out on our first of two loops, for a 10 mile total. To the right of the trail, about 10 feet off, I could see dark objects on the ground..big, dark objects. Topaz didn't even notice, he was already 1/4 mile up in front of me. I slowed way down, looking to the right. Then I realized what I was looking at. SIX bald eagles..feeding on a deer carcass. Oh my gosh. It was incredible. I stood there for 4 minutes watching. They noticed me and one by one they took for the sky. It was incredible. I have never seen eagles feeding before. They were huge, their beaks so yellow and so big .. even scary. One could have picked Topaz right off of the ground if it so pleased. The wing span had to be three feet. At least.
Coming around for loop two I called Topaz back to me. I wanted to get some pictures. It was too late, they had already flown to the trees. I did get a few pictures of them flying but they sure don't do the birds justice.
On another note, I am 8 pounds heavier that I was in October. This is NOT a good thing. If I continue in the direction I am going I will have gained back all of the weight I lost. That will not do. I have been eating processed carbs in the form of whole wheat wraps, bread, some sugar, oh yeah, it all adds up..to 8 pounds of fat.
One would think that with running 50+ miles a week and lifting 3x a week Julie could eat some of the carbs..but oh no, I've been there and done that. It gets me fat. For me, it is carbs in the form of veggies and fruits that get me slim and trim..and across the finish line in fine form.
Today I am setting up a new Goal Setter over at Leanness Lifestyle and will be whitteling away the 8 pounds. Plus some. I am now In Action.
I have a trip to Negril, Jamaica in March and I will be wearing the teensy weensy bikini. Minus the fat.