April 13, 2015

Awfully {Over} Active and Bring on the Babies

Morning and happy Monday friends. I hope y'all had a great weekend. Mine started of a bit rocky [and also very happy] but overall it was a pretty awesome weekend. It was an awfully overactive weekend and I'm still paying for it right now, but I have to admit I'm thankful that my body didn't give out on me. 

It all started Thursday night when I subbed for my old outdoor soccer team. I was told I would be the extra sub, but when I showed up turns out there was no sub and that meant playing the whole game in the spitting rain #superfunsike. Friday morning I felt a bit off but figured it was just allergies and lack of sleep because I was waiting for a #superimportant phone call. I didn't eat much, came home took a nap then gathered my strength for an indoor soccer game. We had a sub and it felt great getting my sweat on but afterwards I was wiped out. Which wasn't a good thing as Le Husband and I had a hike planned at our favorite mountain, Old Rag. 

We woke up a bit late on Saturday morning and even though I didn't feel well we headed out west to start our hike. It's a bit of a drive but we both wanted to get away from the craziness of the city during Cherry Blossom weekend. The mountain was a bit more crowded than we expected but overall it wasn't nearly as crazy as the city. What was crazy was my lack of ability to hike. 

Y'all, this hike was awful. Normally I'm an in shape above average active person. Hiking takes endurance and I've hiked much more intense mountains than Old Rag [Alaska and Banff, Canada], but Saturday just the walk UP to the start of the trail was tough. I'm not normally a big sweater [sorry if that's a TMI] but 15 minutes into our hike was drench on my back and under my hat and stayed drenched the entire hike. Le Husband asked me a few times if I was okay because he wasn't used to seeing me so flushed and even asked if I wanted to turn back but of course I said no. We were there and I wasn't about to let a mountain beat me. We ended up taking more breaks then normal and I went through more water than usual but in the end we made it!

This view made it all worth it, though. Looking down from the top of any mountain is awesome, because the world looks so peaceful and beautiful. I love hiking Old Rag and the view never fails to take my breath away. 


The joyful warrior in me rejoiced when we reached the open area right below the summit. I was so thankful my body and mind didn't let me quit and that I was able to push through the fatigue to reach my goal. This was the hardest hike I've ever done which really frustrated me at the beginning. But when I realized everything I had going against me [being sick, very little energy from lack of calories, sore legs from two soccer games and allergies] the fact I was able to complete the hike was enough for me. #yogaonamountain #yogi #joyfulwarrior

So glad I had this guy with me to cheer me on when I started to feel really yucky. I tried to keep how poor I felt to myself because I really wanted him to enjoy the hike. He's a pretty awesome tripod setter upper and picture taker, too.

This was me when we finally reached the actual summit. Exhausted and ready for a rest. I was so thankful I made it up the mountain and so proud of myself for pushing through the hike. Normally hiking is easy for me but this was SO.TOUGH!

On our way down the mountain we found this beautiful stream and stopped for a quick picture. It was a bit of a tricky place to navigate and I'm super thankful for my extremely athletic husband. We almost had a slip because I made him laugh, but luckily we both stayed dry and didn't fall into the stream.

I may not be a great photographer, but I loved the way these came out. The stream looks powerful, the colors scream the rebirth of spring and tree bridges are so cool. #naturepicturesmakemesmile


Saturday night on our drive home we found a delicious BBQ joint where were stuffed ourself silly before we headed home. I was absolutely wiped out so it was a bath and then a quick show then bedtime for lil Miss Pinky. Y'all, I was so exhausted I slept for TWELEVE hours and still felt a bit off, blah.

Sunday was spent doing taxes, grocery shopping, island building and of course resting. Hopefully whatever I have will hit the road because I do NOT want to spend my birthday sick. #nothankyou.

Speaking of birthdays, this weekend there were a lot of births happening with blog friends. Three of my beautiful friends all went into labor and birthed three GORGEOUS lil girls. I of course will let them all share their news in good time, because that 's not my place, but I am so thankful for successful and healthy births that I wanted to acknowledge the joy.

How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun?

Linking up with these beautiful ladies  < 3

29 comments:

The Siberian American said...

Hope you feel better soon, lady! That hike was absolutely beautiful! So sorry it was tough for you that day, but I am glad you made it to see that beauty. :)

Myra said...

Yikes lady! It really is so frustrating when your body is feeling so many things and you have to fight a mental battle. But way to go on getting to the top! #Rockstar

Claire | Fashion + Feathers said...

Such a beautiful view! I grew up hiking all the time but we haven't been in forever. I've been wanting to get outdoors and that's the perfect way to do it. Hopefully yesterday was enough to recoup you... because Monday's here!! Hope yours is great!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Sorry to hear you had such a difficult time with that hike but it's crazy what the body and mind can overcome! Looks like it was totally worth it from those pics though! Gorgeous! Hope you have a great week!

<3, Pamela
Sequins & Sea Breezes

Elle Sees said...

whew! so glad you made it through that hike. glad you were able to recoup and get some rest. get better soon.

BLovedBoston said...

Ugh so hope you get better soon girl!!! So wonderful that you pushed yourself and made it to the top - and the pictures were worth it girl!! Happy Monday! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

B @ The Sequin Notebook said...

Glad you were able to make it through the hike...definitely sounds like a huge challenge, and accomplishment!

Courtney B said...

Girl, that is was a crazy weekend of being busy and active... especially when SICK! Ugh! You are super woman! As much as I would have hated to do it, I probably would have backed out of the hike, ha ha. It looks absolutely gorgeous though!! I miss hiking! I need to find some places in AZ asap! (Although, they may have to wait until "winter" (do they have that here?) because it's already so stinking warm.

Jen said...

Oh man! I hope you feel better but man that view is absolutely stunning!

Nikki said...

What a goregous view! Hope you feel better soon!

Mree said...

Hope you feel better soon. Beautiful pictures.

Katie Elizabeth said...

OH MY GOSH! How did I miss that Jessi had her baby, too?!? So excited for all of these precious girls!!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Yay for bloggy babies! Your hiking pics are gorgeous, hope you're feeling better *hugs* :)

Brianne said...

Congrats on pushing through on the hike! The view is amazing.

Morgan Smith said...

When is your bday? Mine is tomorrow! What a beautiful hike! I'd love to go on a hike soon!
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Rebecca Jo said...

What a tough cookie you are. On top of a mountain not feeling good. You would have found me making it from the bedroom to the living room & calling it a day.

Shelby | Recent Somethings said...

Aw good things (not just bad!) come in three's. How exciting about 3 new little girls and three happy families (and their friends) to help them celebrate. Such gorgeous shots of your hike!

Emily said...

You go girl making it all the way up especially being under the weather. At least the views were definitely worth. Have a great week@

Christina Sotherden said...

I hope your resting today, lady!! My how much active activity you got in this weekend! I seriously love hikes – they are the best workout and I feel like sometimes people are just like oh you just hiked, that’s not that bad but it’s SUCH a workout! Gorgeous pictures from the hike though!

Jess said...

Great weekend other than not feeling your best. I hope you are feeling better now. Yay for all the babies. That's so exciting!

Ashley said...

Hope you feel better soon and those pictures did turn out gorgeous! That view is gorgeous! Yay for healthy babies!

Nadine Lynn said...

Congrats on making it through that hike even though it was rough. Allergies have me a little under the weather lately. Darn pollen! Ughhh dont mention taxes. Gross!!! Hope you have a great week!

amanda @ as the wine cork turns said...

congrats on the hike. i went one time and about died. seriously heavy breathing - it wasn't cute. but the view from up top is worth it!! (most of the time)

Kristen said...

oh my goodness, just reading this wore me out :( i think you're amazing though!! those photos of you all are fabulous :)

Laura Marie Keenan said...

That hike looks gorgeous! I hope you treated yourself to lots of cocktails after such an active weekend!

Erin of TexErin-in-SydneyLand said...

I enjoy hikes, and I've been terrible about my exercise regime lately. I should do more hiking to get my body moving! I need to be drenched with sweat. It would be good for me. Thanks for sharing the gorgeous photos as inspiration :)

Janna Renee said...

Haha I totally would have fallen in the water trying to traverse that. Beautiful hike! Everyone's having so many baby GIRLS!

Lisa { Showered With Design } said...

Oh no! Being sick is the WORST Especially on your bday! Oh my ! All friends going into labor?! thats so neat!
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Kay R. said...

Well by now I hope you're better :) That hike looks gorgeous and yay for THREE babies in a weekend!