Sunday was a PV Day 🙂
Daily Weight Loss: 0.7 lb/0.30 kg
Total Weight Loss: 90.7 lb/41.21 kg
Well thank you to the scales… I was pretty happy to step on them this morning and see a loss!
I was up at the crack of dawn Sunday morning, had an omelet with onions and green peppers for breakfast and slid on the Chaco hiking sandals and headed out the door. It has warmed up here and I wanted to get my hike in before it was too hot. It had rained the night before…
So I wanted to be very careful. I also took my time. I am still having some shortness of breath while climbing, which is frustrating me to no end, given I can run 40+ minutes without stopping… WTH??? Anyway, I kept reminding myself to slow down and took a slow and steady pace up the mountain.
After walking/climbing for 1.6 miles, I turned around and headed back. I came upon this group and offered to take a pic of their group… they refused and asked me to become part of their pic 🙂
I’m working on trying to get toner… I actually really don’t like my arms in this shot! I want to thank my friends, Teri and Terri for pointing out that I was wearing SANDALS and not my HIKING BOOTS… Anyhoo, I continued on my hike back… it’s really wonderful walking on the ridge of a mountain. Here’s the route…
And as I was walking down the steps to the base, and actually… at THAT MOMENT, thinking about how well my Chaco sandals worked on the slippery, rainy stones, I fell on my ass! HARD! Having had multiple surgeries on my knees, I’m a PRO at falling. I seriously am 😀 A fact I am proud of. Falling on your ass, instead of putting the weight into your wrists, prevents fractures… EXCEPT MY ASS DOESN’T HAVE ANY PADDING ON IT ANYMORE! Or at least it’s greatly reduced! OW! And this is what your butt looks like with a big, deep, ouchy bruise on it…
So, going back to the man in the blue shirt sitting next to me in the group shot. He ran up the steps, quick as lightening, to help me get up. I thought that was very sweet. And then he yelled at me, in Mandarin for hiking with sandals on… I showed him the bottom of the sandal in a plea for understanding, but he wasn’t having any of it! He then gave me HIS walking stick and told me (in Mandarin) to follow him the rest of the way down and to walk sideways so I wouldn’t fall again. What a sweetie 🙂 I made it down the rest of the way without any trouble… LOL
Here’s how the hike went:
So, that was my hike. I then met a couple of friends at 35mm Coffee shop for an iced latte, then went home and showered. I then walked to the hospital to give baby Lyla a bath and some lovin’. Just as I was leaving, Reuben from The Vineyard, was bringing a special request dinner into the room… He’s the guy that made me the special dinner on Saturday night to keep me PP for the day… he’s an awesome chef… reminds me of my son, Nick.
After seeing that yummy food, I went home and had a pan grilled chicken breast with onion, anoki mushrooms, regular mushrooms and garlic stems. Yummy!
Since I had done the hike, I didn’t run… instead read a little more than half of “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch. Awesome book, lots of wisdom.
So that’s it… nice, fully Sunday. Great way to end the week. I’m really enjoying my Sunday hikes!
the hike looks lovely! cant believe you put a pic of your bum on your blog!! haha! bet you wouldnt have done that 255 days ago! 🙂
Yeah, it was a dare. I love dares 🙂
I totally would not have done that 265 days ago! 😀
I LIKE that you hiked, I don’t LIKE that you fell … nice bum shot 🙂
And It’s good to know that good manners appear when you least expect them (( hero in the blue shirt who helped and then scolded – hee hee )).
Yeah, the falling part sucked 😦 And my butt hurts more tonight than it did yesterday. The guy in the blue shirt is my hero 🙂
NICE BUM! I wish mine looked like that. WHat asweet hero you found, and especially that he chewed your bum for hiking in sandals. Girl, major no-no! 😉
But I swear they are suppose to be hiking sandals. I won’t mountain hike in them again, I promise, not as bad as my bum feels right now!!
Ok…I can type again. Whew. That was a very funny shot of your arse! not the bruise part of course (poor bummy) but that you posted it! Brave lass. Just cracked me right up (pun intended)
I’m not a fan of hiking in any sandals unless it’s a hike on the beach. Heal up!
LOL, Anna 🙂 I’m going for a hike this morning (it’s May Day and I have the day off!) I’ll wear the boots!
Shoes next time…shoes!!! Nice ass shot…I don’t know that I’d call you brave for posting it. I guess I wouldn’t expect anything less… 🙂 Be careful out there, woman!
You know me well, Teri. I’m a nudie!
Posted on Facebook. Prfomise not to wear sandels hiking again. Hats off to your Hero.
I promise, Mom 🙂
Hiking is different than mountain climbing, girlfriend! We take students to the boundary waters canoe area wilderness and tell them “NO HIKING SANDALS”. They simply do not prevent your feet from slipping, debris to jab your feet (have you ever stepped into a stick where it slips between the soul and your foot–leaving you with a cut on the bottom of your feet?, or moving around in them causing a fall.). Glad you learned a valuable lesson! Awesome heros!
By the way, you realize you now have to show ass progress reports . . . 🙂 We want to see it turn different colors, all the way to the green/yellow 😉 LOL!
LOL, Sandra… Is that a dare? Hehe
Um, yes! 🙂 Not much of a dare if I know you’ll do it–but yes, it’s a dare! 🙂 You should be proud of that bum!
You’ve worked hard for it!
Your hike looked awesome ! Not the fall and bruise but your butt looks great! Wear boots next time lol! X
Thanks, Meg! It’s a lovely trail. So lovely I’m going to go do it again this morning!