Monday, January 30, 2012
Yeah, that's right K. Mountain. I kicked your rocky tush today!!
So, today was the first day of my hike up Kennesaw Mountain to try to achieve my mini goal, which is to lose 33.6 pounds by June 1. For those who didn't read my blog about it, I am doing this because I will be going to Belize to work on my master's research, and this will require me to hike up the Maya mountains every day. The last couple times I was in Belize, I only hiked those mountains a few times, and each time almost killed me. SO, I am determined to be in shape and prepared for it this time.
Today, I had a day off, so I determined to spend the day hiking Kennesaw Mountain, which is similar in altitude. Well, I a made it to the top in 30 minutes. Granted, this was not 30 minutes of straight hiking, I had to stop my timer and rest several times along the way. It took me another 30 minutes to get back to the bottom. This is good, because that is how fast my professor expected us to get up the mountain in Belize. So, if I can get up Kennesaw Mountain without stopping for breaks, then I will be doing good.
To make the day even better, though, my sister met up at the park, and then wanted to hike up Kennesaw Mountain herself. So, I went back up with her! And I did it! Granted, it took me longer the second time around, about 45 minutes up and down, but I took less breaks, I just moved a little slower.
The point is, though, I made it to the top, twice, in one day. I kicked your @ss, K-saw Mountain! I CAN do this!! I can get to the point where I can make it up without stopping, because I have to be prepared to hike everyday in Belize, and I WILL do it, because my career and my research have always been #1 for me, and if that's the motivation I need to lose 30 more pounds, then darn it, that's good enough for me!