Thursday, June 19, 2014
Okay so last week I was gone for approximately 9 days. Spent six days in Bryce, Grand Canyon, and Zion with a group called "Backroads". They basically plan your vacation and your activities for the whole time. I have to say that I am not a sports fanatic or athletic. Our days started at 6:00 a.m. and bedtime was usually right after dinner; around 9:00 p.m. In one day we did a 20 miles bike ride and then a 3 mile hike up to the rim of the Grand Canyon. Each day was a different hike and none of them were easy for me. I mean, I can do six to 9 miles walking easy on a flat surface. In some areas it was a 600 foot straight climb up; each day I was frustrated in the beginning but by the end of the day as I sat with my glass of wine; I was amazed and proud of myself of the accomplishment. The only thing that really put me in a tailspin when I got back was that I gained a couple of pounds! How is that? I burned more calories each day than I probably ever will again; I drank gallons of water and with the altitude; nothing really tasted good so I didnt eat that much. I really thought it would make a difference and it didnt. So now I am feeling "the why bother bug". I know what I did was great; and I know that I proved that I was stronger than I thought; but dang it!!!! The scale went up!