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Sunday, July 30, 2006

Un-physically Fit

Yep. I'm so out of shape it's not even funny.

Went to Yosemite National Park yesterday with my family and my brother in law's family. Should've known better. Should've known it would've been a non-relaxing type of day when all I really wanted to do was relax.

I need to mention my bro-in-law loves to hike. So when he mentioned a hike I thought, 'Ok, I can do this. No sweat.' Saw the sign listing the distances to the various locations, saw where we wanted to go was only .8 miles so I thought, 'Not so bad. Better than the last time we went on a hike with him and it ended up being 9 miles round trip.' (I'm not kidding - sheer torture. I felt like my legs were wobbly masses of goo for two days after that hike)

Well, that last hike was seven years ago and I must've been in better shape, but this .8 mile hike was nothing but a constant uphill climb that just about killed me. Throw in two kids who don't want to climb either and a husband huffin' and puffin' behind you and all that equals -- UGH!
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I was sweaty. And dirty. At least the weather was nice. Did I mention this path takes you all the way up to Half Dome? Sixteen miles round trip to see that wondrous splendor.

Now it really is a wondrous splendor but I for one prefer to stare at it from the lookout point.

Don't get me wrong, Yosemite was beautiful. The weather was gorgeous, but the park was kind of crowded. They have an entire transit system in there - like a mini city in the middle of all of this natural beauty! Cool. If you're ever my way, I recommend going to Yosemite. It's a sight that can't be missed.