Monday, January 24, 2011

I Went To A Lake To Climb A Mountain...

....It doesn't make sense, but it does, trust me ;) This weekend I decided to go hiking. If you know me, you are probably thinking I have gone off my rocker (too late) since my athletic activities usually consist of shopping, extreme naps and training my stomach to expand (by eating large quantities of food). BUT, one of those pesky New Year's goals is to cultivate a more active existence, so I took my skinny legs and tennis shoes off to Canyon Lake.

(Canyon Lake from part-way up the mountain)

My Bf had helped me pick out the location (aka, I nodded like a simpleton at the veteran outdoorsman while he explained my options) and he picked out a trail that would be scenic and that would test my limits without killing me. Seven miles doesn't seem too long, but when those miles involve hiking to the top of a mountain, down into a canyon and then back again, it is a bit intense...

But I loved it and can't wait to do it again!!!

Mountains of Mountains!

We stopped at the bottom of the canyon for a snack and the Bf made me chai tea. He knows how I roll ;)

I prefer my lichen "on the rocks".... hehe.

My favorite view of the canyon. And yes, we hiked up the mountain to this point, down into the riverbed you see below, back up to this point and back down to the car.... Phew!

Wait, isn't this blog usually fashion-oriented? Why, yes, thank you for reminding me:

Zella "Live In" Leggings. These leggings are the best thing ever! I am SO glad I wore these for my hike. Perfectly weighted, long, flattering and super-stretchy, I wish I could wear these everyday with regular clothes. (If you read the reviews, some people do!)

Any favorite athletic apparel that needs sharing? And what did you do this weekend?


  1. You are totally motivating me to get off my trunk and release some junk. That view is incredible!! All I need is a tank of 02 and I'm good to go...oy


  2. This is gorgeous! What an accomplishment, dear -- this looks like a blast!
    xo Josie

  3. hiking sounds like so much fun, and you got some seriously amazing photos out of the experience!

  4. Wow, looks picturesque! Love the leggings too, of course.

  5. I totally adore hiking and I try to do it as much as possible:) You did so well and the photos are beautiful:) Looks like a great day
    Hugs and kisses,sweetie
    Happy Tuesday