Saturday, November 17, 2012

Our 10 mile hike that turned into 6.2


On our last day in Georgia, we decided to finally pull ourselves away from the tube after many hours of real, live cable. Did you hear that? Cable! After living a year without it, it's basically a luxury.

Anyway, near my Mom's house, there is Kennesaw Mountain, which, come to find out, is actually a national battlefield, complete with cannons!

Though what was supposed to be a 10 mile hike actually ended up being only 6.2.
Partly because I'm extremely out of shape.
Mostly because I was starving.
So there you have it.

It was a pretty successful hike though, minus me falling down and twisting my ankle.
Did I fall from jumping down from a rock? No.
Did I fall from walking too fast in the treacherous battle grounds? No.
I fell from slipping on the stupid leaves. The leaves!
It wouldn't have been nearly as bad except for the two hikers behind me who were there to witness my ugly and embarrassing fall.
And I'm not talking a little 'oops, I slipped!' kind of fall. I'm talking all the way down to the ground kind of fall. You know the kind.
Needless to say, we quickly let them pass us so I could sulk in peace.

It's only been about 3 hours since we finished and I can already feel my glutes cramping up.
Success!
Hopefully we got enough energy out today to make us tired for a very long and very tiring day of travel tomorrow.
Tomorrow! Spain! Say whaaaat? Seriously. How is this day here already?

Wish us luck as we face 6 hours in Newark and officially begin our international travels!
Whoo hoo!

xoxo

20 comments:

  1. I tried going without cable for 3 months and It just didn't work out for me mainly bc i lived alone at the time.
    aww it sucks that you fell, I hope that your ankle feels beter. I bet that it was a beautiful hike though...

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  2. Wait you didn't have cable?! Girl. How did you do it?! Also 10 miles is aggressive. 6.2 sounds much more friendly.

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  3. can't believe you're really doing it. Ahh!

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  4. Leaves are tricky little sneaks. Sounds like a really cool hike. I loved your pictures!

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  5. OMG MISO EXCITED. not for your glutes to cramp but for your trip.

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  6. 6.2 is still pretty impressive! Your 6.2 miles is almost 10 kilometers in New Zealand! Have fun in Spain, you're officially living my dream!

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  7. OMG OMG OMG SO FREAKING EXCITED FOR YOU AND DIZZ! Have an amazing time! XO

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  8. 6.2 miles is far enough for me! haha. Sorry about the fall though.. it's all a part of the adventure, right?.....right? haha.

    Safe travels!! xx

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  9. I was shanghaied all alone in chi town for 17 hours this summer on a layover that was supposed to last 45 mins. 6 hours with someone you love is a walk in the park. Eat at a chain restaurant, drink several beers, get a good buzz and enjoy your nap! Wishing you two an amazing journey!

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  10. I'm the same way with cable! I haven't had it for a year and a half and when we went to Aruba this summer on vacation I literally spent one entire morning just laying in bed watching cable. On vacation. on an island. where this is a beach. but it was awesome to watch crappy tv :) good luck on your flight!! so excited for you both!

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  11. Have a wonderful trip! Can't wait to read about it

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  12. Gah! So jealous that you were in Kennesaw- Have you ever been to The Southern Museum, which is nearby?

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  13. I love every single photo in this post.

    Yay for cramped glutes! Have fun, stay safe.

    X

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  14. Sorry about the twisted ankle, hope you are ok now! You know what, the camera prolly slowed ya down. And the dog ;)

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  15. So many gorgeous photos! I always seem to slip at the most inopportune moments. It's never when I'm alone. I swear there are always witnesses! Enjoy Spain!

    Fizz and Frosting

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  16. You need to detail everything about your trip! I'll be checking your other blog everyday probably :)

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