So, I went to Pilates last night and was feeling the effects when I headed out on a hike. Of course my husband took off like a mountain goat, while I hobbled behind, breathing hard and blowing my nose. It was approximately 29 degrees F. and lightly snowing. My husband told me not to dress too warm, but when we started out, the wind was blowing and rain/snow was whipping into our faces. I thought I was going to regret dressing in what I thought was too light, but after climbing a couple thousand feet, I was very glad. Tomorrow is my 46th birthday, so I will sleep in, have my children wait on me, and go for a hike late afternoon. We are supposed to get a lot of snow in the morning, easing off in the afternoon. Nothing like making fresh tracks in the snow!
Hiking Challenge Day #9 November 10, 2009
Today was supposed to be rain and snow, but the sun was out! Yeah! It was a bit chilly, but after hiking up hill I was very warm. Several other people had the same idea today, I saw 6 or 8 other people. My knees are still a bit sore, wore braces on both of them today. I wanted to take some pictures with my digital camera to share with you, but alas, no charged batteries. (Thanks, kids of mine!) Maybe tomorrow…..
My 30 Day Fitness Challenge November 8, 2009
Welcome to my first post on my first ever blog! My husband recommended that I keep a journal about my 30 day challenge, so this is it! First, what is my challenge and why am I doing it?
My husband thought I was complaining just a bit too much about some health issues, so he is the one that challenged me to a 30 day hiking program. The rules are:
1. Starting Nov 1, 2009 I must hike every day for 30 days.
2. I am not allowed to have my nightly glass of red wine. (deep sigh)
3. I must use poles when I hike.
Some of my symptoms are: hot flashes, mood swings, the usual menopause stuff. I must note that I am almost 46 years old and think that I am much too young to be going through this! Also, I have issues with my knees. One is worse than the other, but I am using some Amazon gel on it and wearing a knee brace when hiking. I also think I have a mid-life ‘pooch’ that I would like to see gone. After four kids, I’m not sure that will ever happen, but I’m willing to give it a go!
My stats are:
Weight: 143 lbs
I wear a size 6, but would like to not have my ‘pooch’ hanging over my pants!
So, today is day 8 and I am feeling somewhat wore out. Did I mention that I have four kids ranging in age from 11yrs. to 20 yrs.? Also my husband and I run a small restaurant…..so this is no small feat for me to keep on track.
I will keep you all posted on how it’s going and if my symptoms decrease.