And I Will Walk 500 Miles

Right now I’m sitting at my computer writing this while fighting the urge to moan and groan about my poor little legs that feel like they are about to fall off from walking 500 miles today (okay, maybe I’m exaggerating just a little).  I spent the day hiking at Crowder’s Mountain, which is about an hour outside of Charlotte, with Steve and his friend, Nick.  I was, of course, the slow poke of the group, and it took us a little over an hour or so to get to the top of the mountain and enjoy the view.

It was a fun day and I think overall it was about a 4-mile journey.  I’ve been trying to venture out into the outdoors more since I married my husband, who I like to call “nature boy,” or as he prefers it, “nature man.”  We are quite literally the exact opposites when it comes to physical fitness.  I’m sure he could have ran up the mountain today in one go with no problems at all.  It was quite entertaining watching him and Nick do push ups and other fancy workout moves while waiting for me to catch my breath, stop being a whiny girl, and start moving again.  We took a lot of breaks on my account, so they were able to enjoy lots of extra manly activities while I focused on not dying.

Buddy push-ups

Figuring out how old the tree is

For the past couple of years I’ve been wanting to start up an exercise routine to get healthy (or just be able to simply walk up a couple flights of steps without getting lapped by 70-year olds in jogging-suits and fanny packs).  I feel like I’ve gotten a pretty good handle on eating healthy, so working out is the next logical step in making it to my life span goal of 103 (I’m totally serious).  I want to start the ever-so-popular Couch to 5K plan (and actually stick to it this time), as well as incorporate some yoga classes to work on my flexibility.  My lovely husband also made me a workout video where he shows me how to do different moves (burpees and mountain climbers anyone?) and guides me through a few different daily exercise routines.  I would love to share this with you all, as it’s probably one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen, but chances are you probably wouldn’t share my opinion about the cuteness (I’m pretty partial to him), and Steve probably wouldn’t want it floundering around the Internet.

I’ll keep you updated on my progress, in the meantime, enjoy some more pictures from our outing today!

View from the top!