We (my sisters and I) played hooky Wednesday to climb a mountain... Nothing major - but we chose a difficult trail and when all was said and done it was a 13 mile round trip. Mount Greylock is the highest peak in Massachusetts at 3,400 ft, and hosts a section of the Appalachian Trail which we were lucky to hike.
At dinner I did not let the 36,000+ steps on my Fitbit trick me into over eating. I chose a salad and few onion rings. I drank half ginger ale mixed with soda water and ate a small ice cream cone for desert... I admit I was a little shocked to see that my small cone cost me 15 points!!! It was totally worth it - such an awesome day!
But now I'm paying for being so out of shape. My post-hike butt is killing me!! Sitting for stretches or walking down stairs is tortuous!
I'm dreading the 6 hour round trip tomorrow morning to pick up the teen from camp...All that sitting! I'm definitely going to need to schedule a massage! I also need to get back to strength training and hit that dreaded stair master at the gym... It kills me, but judging from how high my heart rate was climbing, I need it.
Of course climbing with the extra 40+ lbs might have something to do with being out of breath, and having achy knees!
PS - Cornbread or any seeded whole grain baked good is just yummy to me. I think it's a texture thing... Thankfully it's out of my system - Focused on better things!!