Another fun weekend in the books. What a great way to start the month of April.
Chris’s bachelor party was this weekend so I stayed busy by planning some fun activities with my girlfriends.
On Saturday, bright and early, we met at 6:30 am to go hiking at Peters Canyon. Same hiking trail that Chris and I frequent often. You can see the post of our last hike -> here.
We love this trail because it’s challenging and fun. There are different path you can take and I think we must have taken the hardest and longest route. About 5 steep hills (with rolling hills in between) and around 7 mile route.
Hill #1. Done!
You can see in this picture a few hills in front of us. This was a really steep down hill, everyone is heading towards the left for an easier path. These 2 cute older ladies were holding hands the whole time.
With a few hills under out belt, we were starting to sweat. There were beautiful houses below us, I wished I could just jump into their enticing pool.
This view reminded me a lot of the location for our engagement pictures.
Normally, we take the 5 mile route but because of peer pressure we were having fun, we decided to do more hills and continued.
This particular hill was the steepest and really narrow. We also had to share it with a few bikers. We had to hike single file, meaning….you’re on your own.
This is the view we enjoyed while catching our breath after the hill.
Group discussion. Should we keep going? or go back?
We decided that we are thinking too much about it and that we should just Go! Go! Go!
This is the only part of the trail that had railings. We made sure to take advantage of it.
After 2 hours, our hike was over. What a fun way to hang out with friends and workout at the same time.
I see me 🙂
I’m going to shop for new hiking shoes. My Nike Lunarglide is great for running, but does not provide enough support and grip during hiking.
I felt like my toes were going to come out thru the mesh front whenever we were going down hill.
Hooray for fitness and friends 🙂
We are looking for more hiking trails we can go hangout on Saturday mornings.
Staying Active with Friends
This is part of my 30 Days of Reflection. Today I’ll talk about what makes fitness fun for me and how being active has become a lifestyle.
We all know that staying active is good for our health, but I think one of the many reasons why being active has become a lifestyle for me is because I’ve found ways to make it fun.
I’m not the type that can go to the gym and get on a machine day after day and not get bored. I have to have variety in order to stay interested. One of the ways I’ve found exercising fun is get my friends involved.
I’m lucky because I have friends who shares the same interest in fitness. We bond doing fun things like hiking and races. In high school, it was easy to play organized sports with my friends. As I get older, getting together and working out as a group takes a lot of planning. Sometimes, we send out emails to each other weeks and months ahead to set a date. We really need to put the effort in planning.
If your friends don’t share the same interest as you with regards to fitness, there are many ways to meet new friends.
Join a running group, yoga group and etc. in your city. I joined a local running group when I trained for my half marathon. Thru that group, I’ve met many people who have inspired me. My coaches were very motivating as well and I just enjoyed learning from them. When were doing long runs, running as a group really helped me stay focus and helped me push myself much more than if I was running it on my own.