Hi there, my name is Kathy. 6.5 years ago my husband Aaron and I picked up and moved from Chicago to Colorado. Our goal was to hike, camp and ski as much as we could while learning every inch of the mountains that were now our backyard. It didn’t quite happen in the order we planed, in fact it barely ever happened because the business of getting settled took over, before I knew it 6 years had passed and I had put on 60 pounds. When I had already moved here 40 pounds overweight…..
Then something happened this past March, my niece Anne came out to visit and wanted to hike. I picked what I thought would be a cake hike and while I was overweight, well really super overweight, I was still moving so I thought it would be ok. It was just terrible, we barely made it a mile in on the Bluestream trail just outside Boulder. It is a beautiful hike, you hike towards the flatirons and on a clear crisp morning it should be breathtaking, but the only thing I could focus on was how hard a relatively flat easy trail was proving to be. We turned around shortly thereafter and headed back to the car with me making all these excuses to my niece that had nothing to do with my weight and health. Inside I knew I had to make a change and start doing the things I loved to do, what brought us to Colorado and to do that I had to get healthier and lose most of this weight.
It is now 5 months later, we have hiked every weekend since that revelatory one in March and I have managed to lose 30 pounds so far while learning so much more about Colorado, yay me! My goals have become more defined and the multitude of places we have hiked are starting to get jumbled in my head. So I am starting this blog for a few reasons, first to have a record of where we have been with pictures and details about the trails. To help keep me motivated and honest about losing the remaining 60 pounds before I turn 40 next December. Finally to work up to doing 14-ners by next summer 2013 while seeing every inch of Colorado we can.
Just so you know, this is my first blog so please be patient with me while I figure it all out.
Thanks for stopping by!