A type of vacation where you come back more fit than you were before you left for it. I even learned a few things:
1. The Manitou Incline is still difficult as heck even with regular crossfit training.
2. Climbing up on a rock is actually easy, turning around on said rock is hard to do and accidentally looking down in the process is terrifying.
3. Hiking is always better with friends.
Incredible weekend with an amazing group! We all crushed the #manitouincline Sunday morn. @drbeth584 and myself set our best times and @sairam_goguri @thomteten and @shanecox0413 all tackled the beast for the first time. What a time! Thanks everyone! Looking forward to next year :) 💪⛰
I have to register on friday for my 1st post op 5k but it's my 2nd one ever in life... So that's 19days till race day... 19days of training to do better then my last time of under 1hour! Today was training day 1, which I figured I'd run every day 30mins which will include my @c25kfree days plus my #jumprope that's all until the day of the race because not only that, I'll be also going to Colorado springs to climb #manitouincline
Why you say? Its all I can do for the moment to celebrate turning 40! My birthday is the day after so I want to make the most of the life ive been given being healthier then ever before so why not do a 5k then go climb a mountain! #nsv#wls#vsg#weightlossjourney#livingmybestlife#19daystotrain#5ktraining
Some pictures from yesterday's spur- -of- the- moment hike! 😂 We are still having 80° weather and taking full advantage 🌞 This hike was not planned at all though! I stood on our deck for a few minutes and came back inside to ask Robert if he wanted to go hike a trail "real quick" 😂 It was 2pm.
@alltrails app is waaay cool, btw! I quickly found a trail 15 mins from our place and we were out the door shortly after. We chose to hike Eagle's Peak, the app said it was a super challenging 3.5 mile hike but we weren't bringing the kids who generally slow us down 😂 #arewethereyet so we accepted the challenge! 💪🙌🤷♀️
Ya'll! This trail is hard asf!!!!! 😂😂😂 It's very similar to the #manitouincline but add in a ton of rocks and trees you've got to climb over!! 😵💀 I would say this is harder than the incline, imo. Robert has a bad knee also & since we sooo underestimated this trail, he didn't bring a knee sleeve. We were also short on time and didn't wanna get stuck out there in the dark 🚫 So sadly, we didnt make it to the top! 😭
Buuut we are going back PREPARED early Saturday to dominate this ascend! The views are UNREAL! 😍 Or so I've read 🤷♀️😁
Ohhhh! And we saw an eagle as it flew just a few feet above us. Absolutely amazing to witness! 10/10 recommend if you like climbing mountains for fun! 🙌
This is what I wanted to do for my Bday and I’m also doing this hike for my friends nephew @nursesilviam ... Hike 2 of 52 definitely the hardest hike I’ve ever done... it has 2,744 steps it gains over 2,000 feet of elevation in less than one hour. It’s like going up the Statue of Liberty 6 times. You can opt out when you reach a sign that says 1,000 steps left If you take the trail to the left to finish up the mountain but of course that’s not what we did. Once at the top you can bring the trail down instead of coming back down the steps that are pretty steep at certain parts. I myself thought the middle was the hardest but this is a must do in Colorado Springs. #manitouincline#manitoucolorado#incline#hiking#52hikechallenge2018#coloradosprings#shotoniphone @52hikechallenge
Just took the famous Manitou incline 2744steps (wasn’t counting) and 2000ft of elevation in less than a mile mega busy and hard, after that I carried on the Barr trail and pushed on to Barr camp and at 10200ft I was feeling it. Run down was fun awesome views of pikes peak America’s mountain! (I’ll be back for you!)⛰😊🇺🇸#manitouincline#barrtrail#trailrunning
Today’s wildlife/ecosystem visit started with the Incline, a .88 mile nature walk (ha) uphill. Beautiful hike down the Barr Trail spotting native plants growing out of boulders #ecosystem#pikespeak#manitouincline#colorado