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Weekend Update: Jumping Back Into Hiking

This weekend was one for the record books – it was the first day I felt warm enough to head outside for a hike this season!  I’m kind of a baby when it comes to cold weather (thus the move from Chicago), so this was a monumental advance in the right direction.

Ray and I took a road trip to Boulder to check out the Chautauqua Park for a 2.5 hour hike.  We weren’t the old ones enjoying the outdoors.  It was PACKED when we got there!  Though the crowd thinned rather dramatically one we got a bit higher onto the mountain.

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It’s always a challenge getting back into an activity that you love, but that you don’t have the opportunity to complete very often.  Now we’re back in a season where it will become regular practice again, but coming back after a Winter off is always kind of an adventure!  This time around, I could hardly land on my feet in rocky terrain.  I’m talking pebbles here, not mountain climbing.  Getting back into these activities always requires patience and endurance.  You got it, dude!

Lastly, yesterday I finished up a studio membership that I’ve had for some time at YogaPod.  While I’m still planning to take classes there, my unlimited membership will be out as I enjoy the sunshine and more cardio across the friendly season.  But don’t you worry your pretty little heads – I finished up a 21 classes in 30 days challenge before they can get rid of me!

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Since I’ll be out a studio, I’m jumping in late to The Keen Peach’s 100 day workout challenge, where I’ll be focused on doing something active every day for 100 days (just over 3 months.)  Be sure to stop by my Weekly Workouts Page, where I’ll be regularly updating y’all on my workouts and progress with the challenge.  Wish me luck!


What was the highlight of your weekend?  Have you ever jumped back into an activity where you’d be out for some time?  How did move forward confidently?

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  • Reply nilzeitung

    Reblogged this on Nilzeitung.

    June 1, 2015 at 6:23 pm
  • Reply keen peach

    Yay!!! Good luck the next 100 days! If anyone can do it, you can!
    What a beautiful hike! I have never been big into hiking although I do love it. So I’m sure getting back into practice of hiking all the time would certainly be challenging. The only thing that I keep leaving and coming back to is running. I think just the act getting that first run done is what gives me the confidence to keep going. Like I need to break the ice or something haha. Great post!

    June 1, 2015 at 6:29 pm
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Ha, totally with you! Getting out the door is always the hardest step, isn’t it?!

      June 1, 2015 at 7:09 pm
  • Reply sarahramm1

    that is an amazing view!!

    June 1, 2015 at 9:12 pm
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Isn’t it?! I can’t wait to keep exploring my new home! 🙂

      June 1, 2015 at 10:30 pm
  • Reply Maddie @ Dixie Runs

    Wow awesome hike! I used to hike all the time and I sort of left it behind when I started concentrating so much on running. It would be nice to get back into it!

    June 1, 2015 at 10:19 pm
    • Reply semisweettooth

      It’s tough to keep more than one activity going consistently for a while – totally get what you mean! My goal is to stay healthy so that I can keep pushing myself and trying them all. Cheers to a life full of balance, ha!

      June 1, 2015 at 10:31 pm
  • Reply jordynashley

    Wow that is so beautiful!!! Good luck on The Keen Peach’s 100 days, you will rock it!!

    June 2, 2015 at 9:44 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      LOVE the vote of confidence. I’m on day 2, so I may need it shortly, haha!! 🙂

      June 2, 2015 at 12:22 pm
  • Reply Jamie

    I started playing tennis again which is so much fun! Definitely a more casual approach (haven’t played since high school ha!), but it was so nice to get back to an activity that lets me enjoy time with friends and family and be outside! Hope you have a great day!

    June 2, 2015 at 9:52 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      So fun! I actually took Beginning Adult Tennis Lessons a while back, and found out that I’m a terrible tennis player, ha! But it was so much fun – you’re so right! Great work getting back into it. 🙂

      June 2, 2015 at 12:21 pm
  • Reply Asanas and an MBA

    There’s nothing quite as exhilarating as a hike with beautiful views! I just got back from Alaska and I’m having “beautiful view withdrawal.” Your pictures are amazing – I look forward to my next visit to Colorado 🙂

    June 6, 2015 at 4:56 pm
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Your trip to Alaska sounds amazing! I have some family up North, guess I’ll have to make the trip rather than only seeing them when they come South! 🙂

      June 7, 2015 at 3:21 pm

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