Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Fatty loses touch.

It's been a few weeks since I last posted and I feel terrible about it. I guess I've not been posting because, while I am still losing weight, I've not been running or working out as regularly as I was in Phoenix. This shouldn't come as too much of a shock as I think most of us go through a bit of an adjustment period when starting a new job and moving to a new place. I am glad that the healthy eating habits I've been putting in place over the past few months and the muscle mass I've put on has kept things going in the right direction.

Courthouse Butte in Sedona

The last few weeks have seen a few weekend hikes though, one in Sedona around the Courthouse Butte and Bell Rock and then just the other day down South Kaibab trail to Cedar Ridge and back. I thought I was doing pretty good with my cardio and getting adjusted to altitude but dragging 320 pounds up a 2,000ft elevation gain after hiking down it is rough on the lungs! The rest of my body felt pretty good after the hike but I definitely think I need to do a few more minor hikes down into the Grand Canyon before I start trying to do any full trails.

Cedar Ridge Grand Canyon -  That's me way out there!
I brought my bike up with me from Phoenix and I've been told there is some pretty sick singletrack that I need to start bombing. I went for a short ride immediately after hiking South Kaibab and my legs were not up to the challenge. I know that since I can take my bike on the NPS buses, I can catch a ride with them up to the top of Hermit's Way and bike all the way down to outside the park entrance. I'm waiting for a slightly warmer day to tackle that ride but I am pretty excited about it.
 So once again I am super sorry for the delayed updates. I know that when I am updating the blog, this fatty does a way better job of staying on top of things. Still since October 4th I've lost 40 pounds and at the end of the day, that's pretty dang exciting!

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