The last time I attempted to go hiking was during the summer of last year. I went with my boyfriend and a couple other friends. Normally, I am not an outdoor person, and Iím very much a ďcity girl.Ē At the time, I had also forgotten that there are more hills along the east coast than in the Midwest (where Iím originally from) and hadnít anticipated how much more difficult hiking would be. Long story short: I ended up saying, ďhey guys, Iíll meet you back at the car,Ē after only about half an hour and I turned around and waited for the group to finish.
This past weekend, I decided to tackle the hiking thing again. My boyfriend assured me that it would be only an hour and a half (I had a feeling it would end up being longer). After we started, I found that I was actually moving faster than my boyfriend much of the time (hills included). We had some difficulty with our sense of direction and ended up hiking for three hours by the time we made it back to our car. Itís so good to know that Iím in that much better shape than I was a year ago and itís easier to move when youíre not carrying over 30 extra pounds.
Itís funny, the scariest thing about hiking now is being away from ďcivilization.Ē At one point, I saw a girl coming toward us on the trail and sped over to her to ask directions, I even said, ďWe havenít seen human beings in so long!Ē (Ösuch a city girl)
Later, my boyfriend said that when he saw me go toward the girl, he was afraid I was just going to rush up and give her a hug because I looked so happy to see her.
So in closing, Iím extremely happy to be back in civilization, and that I can go back to my gym and work out indoors.