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Adventure Is What We’re Not Used To

First full day at Rancho La Puerta in Mexico, the spa where I’m teaching writing this week.

Yesterday after leaving leafy North Carolina in the morning, I was on a bus by early afternoon from the San Diego airport to the Mexican town of Tecate (yes, they make Tecate beer here) Suddenly in sun and mountains and TV Western country. At least that’s what it looks like to me, because I’m not accustomed to this kind of boulder-strewn brown mountain land. As I hiked this morning the mountain tops looked like Nutty Buddys rising out of the clouds. Nothing could be more exotic.

Catching sight from the road yesterday of a coyote standing out in a field was thrilling.

What I’m also not used to is how much exercise I get here. It’s precisely 10 a.m. and I’ve already taken a 3.5 mile hike,half of it going up, and a level 2 Sculpt and Strengthen class. I’m skipping a Nia class to rest and post, mainly rest.

I love this adventure. And the feeling of pushing my usual limits a bit.

This afternoon the group I lead is Wordplay.

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