I am thrilled with the loss this week! I have been working out extra hard, not because I was focused on weight loss( even though I was sort of) but because I wanted to get extra conditioning for our weekend. We have decided that we are going to really push our hiking these next 4 weekends leading up to our first 14er, which we hope to do the first week of July.
Here is a random moment of shock from this week. I was looking at the pictures we took on our Gem lake hike and noticed what I thought was swelling just above my knee….. thinking great all I need right now is a knee injury. I kinda stewed on it for a few days because I didn’t want to admit there may be a problem. I finally had Aaron check it out and he is like,” um yeah you are developing that muscle it is not swollen, look it’s over your right knee too”. I have had muscular legs before, in fact I had powerhouse legs in high school when I played sports, but I have never developed muscles like I have been getting with hiking. It makes me want to wear short skirts! I guess I kinda knew it would build me some strong legs, but it never really hit me until these past few weeks when I throw on shorts and am like, whoa whose legs are those!
It is finally getting good and warm here but the snow is still holding out at those higher elevations, so this weekend we are going to do 2 hikes. One is a repeater but a little higher than we have been able to get so far, I saw it on my girlfriend hike and there was no snow at the summit. The second one I have been changing my mind on every 5 minutes so it is still a mystery to even me! I know that I am looking for a shorter hike with high elevation.