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.



7 comments:

MOM GETS_FIT said...

Beautiful place for a walk. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Enjoy your Spring Break!

Rachelle said...

The hike sounds and looks wonderful. Hope your knees don't hurt too much and have a great march break.

StrayArrow said...

Walking and running are both very good for the health. You don't need special and expensive equipment. Good for you Hollie!

Weight Loss Tips

Di said...

Way to go ! You are so blessed to have so much green so far- we are just starting to turn from drab brown to green here. Just walking with all that springtime is a reason to keep pushing on !

Unknown said...

Way to go Hollie! Best thing about warmer weather is a great way to mix up the exercise, especially cardio.

Almost There said...

I love hiking, and I love that you gave somewhere you didn't know a shot. Looks great!

My Metamorphosis~ said...

Hi!
I just read your last three weeks (from you start of your 30 day commitment!) and just had to write.

I am going to love keeping track of you and your blog as you lose your weight. You remind me of myself so much in your writing!

I am excited for you and I am going to do a 30 day commitment soon myself!

Hiking is getting more fun for me. The more weight I lose the more I want to walk! Everywhere. I was just on line looking up trails and found we have "rails to trails" that comes thru close to our neighborhood! I am going to go soon.

Well great luck to you. Your blog is fantastic.
Cary~