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Workout Wednesday 5.30.18

Happy Hump Day everyone!

It's crazy that it's almost June! I've been reflecting on all the workouts I've done since January and while I'm not exactly where I want to be goal wise, I can certainly feel a difference in my body (and how my clothes fit!). 

One big change that I have noticed came about on our recent trip to Zion National Park this month. We loved this park and did several hikes. But Angel's Landing was a hike that was a milestone for me! 

I love hiking. But I am definitely not a very balanced hiker. By that I mean that balance is a bit of a challenge for me as I make my way over rocks and other obstacles. When Jared and I hiked Yosemite, we make our way to North Dome to get a 360 degree view of the valley from on top of the cliff. However, when we got to the actual North Dome climb, I had a pretty big meltdown. After a long climb the previous day and four hours of hiking already under our feet, my legs were feeling it. North Dome also has some pretty narrow trail and big obstacles to climb that I was not feeling prepared to conquer at all. We ended up doing it (and it was worth it!) but my confidence in my abilities was definitely not present at the time.

Fast forward to Angels landing a couple of weeks ago and we stood at the beginning of the trail, looking up at the ridge line we were about to traverse. Was I nervous? Yes. Six people in the last twenty years have fallen from Angel's Landing while trying to climb up. But I couldn't help but think of all the new workouts I have been doing with our personal trainer and the balance we had been working on since the beginning of the year. Instead of being terrified and having a meltdown, I was confident. That confidence followed me up all the way through the switchbacks and when we got to the ridge, I was cautious but confident I could maneuver over the boulders and up the rocks! 

This experience is basically everything Jared and I think about when we do workouts. We don't necessarily care if we look like body builders (although, having muscle tone is nice!). Instead, we just want to make sure we are fit enough to do the adventures together that we want to do. These trips are the memories we love to make. Having the confidence in my abilities to do the things we want to do makes the memories that much more sweet!

Our gym is under refurbishment this week so we are on our own for strength training! 

Workouts this week:

  • Monday: Off
  • Tuesday: Rock Climbing Date
  • Wednesday: Run 2 miles
  • Thursday: Off
  • Friday: Run 3 miles
  • Saturday: Travel Day
  • Sunday: Bike ride with family