Monday, November 14, 2016

TRAINING FOR GRAND CANYON...

So do you think there is really such a thing?  Can you train for something like a Grand Canyon hike from the rim 7000 feet down to 1200 and back up in a day?  More than a half-marathon of hiking? I'm trying not to doubt but am psyching myself up this week that I'm ready...

We've climbed stairs in a tall building numerous times with weighted backpacks. We've worked out, walked and hiked with our backpacks, and I'm drinking my beet juice!  I don't usually go for supplements, but I confess I drank a 5 hour energy drink Saturday as we walked around Lake Hefner in our hiking boots and backpacks.  Just wanted to test it to  make sure it doesn't make me sick!

I've also been introduced to Stingers and Body Glide....anyway, wish us luck!  We're actually in a group with 8 other awesome people and one is our guide, and has done this several times.  So we're in good hands!

Saturday we hiked around the lake(9 miles) - watched the sun rise and ate lots of snacks and solved all the world's problems.  :0

 Chilly but nice!

After we finished we headed to a new(er) place for breakfast:  Belle Kitchen!  They have square donuts and some good breakfast sandwiches.  Totally worth it.





2 comments:

Lori said...

Wow! That sounds exciting! And like a big challenge that I know you'll all enjoy! Looking forward to hearing about it!

Mark Brewer said...

Hope you have a great time!