My first hikes were pretty SLOW, and my hips hurt afterward (thank goodness for Glucosamine with condroitin). Now I feel pretty comfortable going for 5 or 6 miles on a casual afternoon if I have a couple of hours. You'll work your way up in no time! Welcome back to hiking :)
Welcome to the team!!! I'm so excited to see another New Mexican here! I live in Silver City, in the southern part of the state. What part do you live in! There are lots of great hiking trails in a lot of our state.
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Welcome to the team! I agree with the others, just stick with it and you will see amazing results!
“Life is not a journey to the grave with intentions of arriving safely in a pretty well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming ... WOW! What a ride!” ~Author Unknown
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This site is awsome. I've worked hard and sticking with it here, post as often as I can, and track everything. I lost 20 lbs since March. I just went hiking in Vt this last week, and wow, what a difference from last year. I hiked one mountain last year on vacation, and was wiped out for a week. This year I did 3 hikes in that same week. It was a total surprise to me.
I'm only saying this to encourage you. It makes a huge difference. Even 10 lbs made a difference in my running and abliity to do hills. so stick with it, and don't give up. There are a lot of people here who are willing and eager to help.
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