One word: Pain.
Switchbacks from you know where.....
And now we are getting to the part where people die... camera went in the back pack so I don't have any pictures to show you how crazy it got.
I'm not quite sure how I survived this hike. It's 5 1/2 miles (probably round trip, but still!) and you basically go straight up the mountain! As you can see from the pictures, those switchbacks are super fun to tackle... Throw pregnancy into the mix and now you are wondering how I survived this hike, am I right?
I was super shocked to find how quickly I'd lose my breath (I had to stop for a breather every 2 steps, ha) and just how out of shape I've become! Actually, I don't know if it's that I'm out of shape or if my body is just too busy growing my baby to care about anything else :) Either way, I was in pain the whole way down the mountain! I kept complaining and asking myself if it was worth it....
Well, it was worth it! I got to spend the whole day enjoying God's beautiful creation. The views were incredible! I need to take more time in my life to just pause, and enjoy the beauty I am surrounded with!
And have I mentioned the girls I hiked with? I met Amy and Kristie for the first time and my life has been bettered because of them! It can be so intimidating to meet bloggers in real life, but these girls are the sweetest! I'm so lucky to call them friends. And of course we all know I love Shay!
Despite my complaining, spending the day with Shay, Amy, Kristie, nature, and God were all just what I needed!
(But I'm definitely looking forward to hiking this next year, when I have my body back and the baby is strapped to Eric :) ha ha!)