Sunday, May 1, 2011

Yes, Yes, Yes!

I owe this day you, my readers. After church we ate lunch and headed off to the mountains to hike the Boone Fork Trail. This is the one we did last Sunday, 5 miles, 3 hours, and butt kicking for days! I must have eaten too much lunch (we had breakfast foods) and I could feel my blood sugar starting to rise. I got sleepy and the last thing I wanted to do was stare Daniel Boone in the face. Those 5 miles are filled with rock formations, roots, creeks to shimmy across, and up and down hill after hill. We started the hike and I told myself I would only go one mile and we could say we tried and come back. Two miles isn't that bad, huh? We had gotten about a 1/4 mile into it and nature called; the kind of nature that takes a lot of toilet paper! So I'm squatting in the mountain laurels and at this point I'm really trying to figure out how to call it quits, then I remembered the blog. I remembered that you guys are counting on me and I put one foot in front of the other and the next thing I knew we were done. OK well it didn't happen that fast, but wow was it better than last week. I only had to stop for two breaks. Last week it was a least half a dozen. My heart rate was faster cause I was booking it. And we cut a whole 38 minutes off our time from last week!!!! Now that my dears is progress. I am so excited I didn't quit. I love going hiking with my family. The weather was great and we grilled out when we got back to the picnic area where you start the hike. Next weekend when we go, I will take my camera and get some shots of the trail. I seriously doubt they have worse in Utah. At least out there they don't have all the roots and creeks to content with. The hardest step to getting fit is the first step. If Courtney can do it, I can do it. That's my new motto. She did great at home cause she had a winning attitude and utter concentration on what her goal was. We can do this people. We can beat the system. We can make the changes we need to. Stick in there and I hope to see you all on the other side. Oh, and my calorie burn: 900 calories during the hike and the following 3 hours of afterburn. This week decide you are going to do something. Don't let anything stand in your way, not even a trip to the mountain laurels;)

1 comment:

  1. Dawn,

    Great job! Sounds like such a beautiful hike! We've had light snow on the ground the past few mornings....crazy! I plan to walk quite a bit today while Jacob is at testing. The church where they are administering the test is right by a park. The weather should warm throughout the week...70's by Thursday! You're a machine! Keep up the good work, and have a blessed day!