- Today's hike. We were back at Malibu Creek, although the trail we took was a bit different. We did nearly 5 miles. I did this hike last Wed. What a great way to compare my progress than to do *almost* the same hike again. This one was the one that had a killer hill near the end, and where I had a meltdown (about my dad... and because I was just exhausted). Well, this time, I managed to never even have to stop while going uphill!!! I mean, how ABSURD is that?? Didn't even have to stop? My speed may have slowed down, and my steps might have gotten shorter, but I didn't stop.... for nearly the entire 2 hours. Pretty amazing. I still went slower than many other people... but remember, it's MY hike, and that's all I concentrated on.
- After the hike, rather than take the pool class, I took the other option, which is Mountain. Ok, what's this class? You start on a cardio machine (I was on a treadmill), you pick a comfortable pace and every 3 minutes you have to *up* one of the controls - either the speed or the incline. You do this for a total of 12 times (36 minutes)... add in the warm up & the cool down, and you've got your 45 min class. Anyway, I chose to go, and I picked incline all the way. Which meant, by the time I was at the top of the "mountain", I was at a 12 incline! Again, I might not have been going super fast, but I'm building my endurance for those hills!
2:30 Circuit training (I actually RAN on the treadmill for a couple of 30 seconds bursts!!, and not jogged, but full out RAN)
3:30 Core training (mostly mat work... but it's grueling)
4:30 h20 circuit
Again, my favorite thing about having pool class last is getting into the hot tub immediately after!! I could only stay for 10 minutes since I had to hurry up to go eat dinner & make my Chiro appt.
No pics again... the only one I really took yesterday was of the menu. I'll post that tomorrow. I need to get better about putting my camera in my jacket pocket during the hike. I just don't want to stop to take pics when it means getting it from my CamelBak pack. I'll keep working on this... I know people want to see hike pics! They really are pretty (when I manage to look around instead of just staring where to put my feet). Staying injury-free is job #1... looking at the scenery is #2! LOL
Thank again for all the kind words... in comments here, and in email, texts & facebook. It truly does mean a lot to me... and inspires me to keep on pushing!