I did it! I finally did it! Tuesday I was bad and I played hookie at work and instead hiked my very first Fourteener (a mountain that is 14,000+ feet). This is something that I have wanted to do since I moved to Colorado and I put it on my goals list to really do it this month. It was tough and breathtaking and at times a little scary (apparently I am mildly afraid of heights) but completely and totally worth it once I reached the summit and just looked at the beauty around me. It was the most amazing thing I have ever seen!
We woke up at 4:20a.m. (groan) and I slammed an
afternoon ridiculously early morning pick-me-up smoothie. We arrived at the trailhead around 6:30 and I drank a dessert protein shake (my favorite) to give me some long-lasting fuel for the hike (note to self: next time take it slow and don’t chug the dang shake, this made for a very queasy first 30 minutes).
Everything about the hike was so beautiful, I was in awe.
I don’t mean to brag (of course I do) but I just think my husband is so handsome!
Once we reached the summit I was truly speechless.
On the way down we had a picnic with the best view ever…
And I managed to do some mountain top yoga (side note: I love Tara Stiles’ yoga approach and she has a fun project called “yoga anywhere” which is what these pics were for)
We had planned to summit two Fourteeners (they are right beside each other) but that did not happen. The second looked a little tough and steep and I still have 17 miles to run this week so I decided to be kind to my feet. I am still thrilled with the experience and now that I have accomplished my first Fourteener, I am ready to take on some more!
Thanks for sticking around for all of the pics, I hope you enjoyed them.