I decided on a whim to meet some friends in a neighboring state to go hiking with them. I had to leave at 8am. I woke up at 6am, made breakfast, did my strength training, and drank a post-workout shake before leaving.
I got there and was happy to see some of my friends that I haven’t seen in a long time. Even better was that they were visibly glad to see me! I noticed that as I’ve been hiking my stamina has been improving, especially on the hills. I was very pleased. We all went out to a pub afterwards. I had a beer and enjoyed talking with everyone. It’s the first time in a long time that I went hiking with some folks that I really enjoyed being with and really seemed to enjoy hanging out with me! I loved it!
I hadn’t heard from Carl today, but I was in such a good mood, I really didn’t read into it that much. I mean, he’s gone silent for a day before. It’s possible he was busy or whatever. I didn’t let it bother me. I fell asleep not long after I got home and ended up sleeping the whole night through.