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The Big Climb (w/Pictures)


Monday, February 04, 2013

I waited until Sunday to take a Drive to the only 'high' or 'higher' Hill we have in this area....there are a few others.....but i am not able to 'just drive on the Military Base'..... not anymore...(...after i got into a fist fight...at the General's "Meet and Greet"....last summer......just kidding!! hehehe.... emoticon )


AnywhOooo....my Sunday's motto was to 'go and do something different..try something new...or like my Son has been telling me:" Mom live outside the Box'!!!!
It was also worth one Bingo square on the Biggest Loser Weekend Challenge. The challenge I am currently participating in.


The Drive was about 13miles....one way.....i waited until Sunday morning on purpose...since it is usually a very busy and dangerous road and it is right next to this Hill...and i had to park in the grass.



Quite a few times...I had seen groups of people walking and/or running up this Hill ......while i was driving to work....and then one day i decided i wanted to give it a Try too.......


So here i was....at the Bottom
Doesn't look too scary......i thought....easy...!!!


The weather was a little cool...but gorgeous..... emoticon it was very early in the morning.....
I made it up fairly easy the 1st time.....

I counted about 110 Steps one way.......

Going down was a little challenging....i sure didn't want to slip and roll down...that would have been...ahem...scary....and painful for sure!!



The 2nd time wasn't that easy anymore.....and my emoticon was beating faster....but i kept on......no Breaks for this Warrior!!!


3rd Time: Now my Heart was beating out of my chest...my legs started getting a little weak....but i kept on...even though my Speed wasn't as fast anymore.

But i did it...and it felt good! emoticon


..And that brings me to my son's advice: I do have to start living out of the Box....i totally agree!
Those 50 crunches..that little ol' 2mile Walk....around the Block.....the 25min Cardio DVD..it is all good...but not enough anymore....i have to keep changing things up.....i have to challenge my body....if i ever want to see better results!


It felt good standing up there.....i felt strong....fit....healthy and alive...and that what it is all about!! emoticon
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1BEACHWALKER 2/26/2013 1:03AM

    Good for you!!! emoticon
I did the same thing-if you want to check it out-my blog is titled " I climbed my Mountain"! My knees are bad with Osteoarthritis , but since walking, hiking and exercise, I thought I would try hiking straight up this 150 foot hill (not as big as yours though). Yes, and down is harder! A few days later we went up the other side and back down the same hill! emoticon
I am ready to do it again!! It wasn't until then did I realize how much stronger I was-the knees did fine!! emoticon emoticon


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SWAZY33 2/12/2013 10:58AM

    emoticon you!!
You emoticon that hills butt!
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FABAT402009 2/6/2013 10:51PM

    emoticon Job Taty!!! I wish I could come climb the hill with you especially since it looks like your weather is a lot warmer than mine.


Keep pushing your boundaries!

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WATERMELLEN 2/5/2013 9:45PM

    Fit, strong, healthy: and now confirmed once again that you've really left cancer behind you!! I KNOW how good those "all clear" confirmations feel!!

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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW 2/5/2013 4:58PM

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emoticon You did it! emoticon
Great blog and a good reminder to me that I, too, need to change it up a bit. Thank you. emoticon

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A-STRONGER-ME 2/5/2013 4:36PM

    Like a Timex - you can take a lick'n and keep on tick'n!! Great job!!

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RUNNINGOMA 2/5/2013 11:07AM

    Good for you!! Challenging yourself. I never would have thought that I would become an "outside" person, but once you start exercising outside, you realize how much wonderful fresh air you breathe in, etc.

You emoticon !!

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CHRISPYLEE 2/4/2013 2:01PM

    Way to love.....i mean live outside the box! emoticon
What a beautiful day for a climb....you climbed that sucker 3 times???
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Feeling strong, fit and healthy really is what it all about!!
Good for you!

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DENAMARIE1 2/4/2013 1:50PM

    That's awesome!!!! Good for you!!!

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BARBANNA 2/4/2013 11:53AM

    Totally awesome, its much more functional to go outside for exercise. Glad you had a great challenge and shared it with us. You go warrior!

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VISUALLYRICS 2/4/2013 10:49AM

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ANDREA0301 2/4/2013 10:28AM

    Great job!!

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LEVELPATHS 2/4/2013 10:24AM

    Excellent! Thanks for sharing! :-)

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EILEA73 2/4/2013 9:54AM

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It looked like such a beautiful day for a climb! You are definitely a Warrior!! Awesome job!

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LADYJ6942 2/4/2013 9:35AM

    Rock on Taty!!!! I love the blog and your son is so right. I'm doing a bootcamp right now at a gym called Dungeon Strength and Conditioning. The owner G. R is from the deep south of Texas. Was an all american in football and attended Trinity. He's a great kid and he kicks my butt which is what I wanted. Hoping/planning/desiring to get leaner and I think, I know with his help I will.

Keep pushinig my friend!!!

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SRITHI97 2/4/2013 8:52AM

    emoticon emoticon Taty! emoticon progress! you are a great Warrior!

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JASI27 2/4/2013 8:42AM

    That's awesome! You are progressing and I can't wait to get to that point in my journey! I love being outside in all the elements. Makes me feel alive! Keep pushing forward!!

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