Hi friends! This week is like the week of perfect scheduling when it comes to work outs. Kara and I have completely matching schedules conducive to stress free morning work outs! We left my house at 6:15 this morning and headed to Squaw Peak which they are I guess now calling Piestewa Peak? Weird. I dunno. Anyway, we went there for a morning hike! I haven’t done a ton of hiking, but I really enjoy it as a nice change to my normal work outs. We took the Summit Trail which is about 1.2 miles up and moderately steep. At the beginning it felt like cake, but very quickly turned into a challenge as I started huffing and puffing and felt my heart rate climbing.
Luckily, it was perfect weather and the trail was the perfect amount of challenging to push us and still be enjoyable! There were also some nice views along the way
It definitely got hardest towards the top!
It ended up taking us about 40 minutes to get up and we were glad to hang out up there for a little bit! “Yeah, I’m the badass that just conquered that mountain.”
“Hooray!! I climbed a mountain! Photos from above, please. There ain’t nothing cute about below angles.”
We made some friends at the top and asked them to take our picture together. I told them the rules, no double chins. They didn’t seem to judge me too much for my vanity.
“Whoot! Check us out. Climbing mountains.”
I wore my Garmin. I don’t know why. It still felt nice to keep track of the distance. I wish it had a hiking setting.
After our hike, I made us delicious pumpkin pie smoothies to re-fuel. Yummmm. Crumbled whole wheat graham cracker and cool whip on top!
I’m off to get ready for rehearsal. Have a good night everyone!