Sunday, March 11, 2012

Day 25 - Great day for a hike!

Last weekend I felt like I really backslid a little, and it took a few days to really get back on track. Friday started my long-awaited Spring Break, and I am determined to make these next two weeks full of fitness and healthy eating.

Yesterday I ran errands all day, but ended the day with a nice 45 minute walk with several good hills. Last night my bestie called and asked if I wanted to go hiking with her today, so I figured why not!

I had no idea I was going to do the most physically challenging thing I've ever done.

I knew it was going to be hard as soon as we got there.

About half-way up the steps TO the trail I thought I was gonna die!

Once we got up the steps there was a paved road but you step off onto a trail that basically takes you down, then back up a mountain!

O. M. G.

I thought we were never gonna get to the top. We climbed and climbed and I was breathing so hard at times I thought my lungs were going to explode. And my legs felt like I couldn't take another step.

 But I made it to the top!

Somewhere along the way back down (which KILLED my knees) I saw this sign that said the trail was only 2.5 miles! Brooke confirmed it but I am not sure I want to believe her. It took us a total of 95 minutes.

But it was so worth it. I never expected to be able to do something like this at my size, but I did it! It was hard, but once again I proved I can do anything I set my mind to. I am stronger than I often give myself credit for.