Keeping at the hiking...today was my third 5 mile hike this week. This time, to give my knees a break, I didn't wear my weighted backpack. They haven't been complaining...but I figure I better ease them into this nonsense, lol.
Patrick and I are having some fun conversations about gear, short backpacking trips, etc. SO awesome. We're waiting for our tax refund before we buy a few preliminary pieces of equipment, and then we can start sleeping out on the trail! Woohoo!
What's so interesting to me is that now that I have this goal, this passion about something...my other goals just fall into place. Working out and losing weight has always been something I knew I *should* do...but eh, it's hard. LOL! But now that I'm comparing OUNCES in hiking gear weight, I have a very real reason to get my own weight under control. I've exercised 13 times since 1/4. Feels great. I'm really proud, and it feels good in my brain to finally be going about this the right way.
Here's a picture of me from "the top of the mountain" today.