Friday, April 20, 2012

Hooping It Up

It's official: I cannot hoola hoop. Or hula hoop, for that matter.

The activity that appears so easy and effortless on "how to" videos and what I remember as simple fun from childhood is completely beyond me. Whales could do it better, I swear.

First I thought it was my hoop - too heavy. I got a bigger, extra light one. Even worse. It's not meant to be. I can't get beyond three rotations and the damn thing falls to the ground. Sometimes it's not even one rotation!

First big hike of the season on Sunday. It hurt. We got slightly lost and so traveled in a circle for a good extra mile, leaving us totally wiped out when we finally did get to the summit. The last 300 feet were quite steep and we were both pathetically unable to go more than 10 steps before having to stop and gasp for air. We are waaaay out of shape.

We limped home (literally) from the train station and I had to immediately get in the shower, obviously. This strange blob below is my ankle and sock. The pink strip in between is what my skin normally looks like. Everything else is either sock or grime.

Hey, it's not a real hike if you don't come home dirty, right?

So, I'm still fighting the good fight, and not giving up on trying to lose, or at least maintain. (the very least)

Thanks for the supportive words on my last blog. Back soon.


  1. Nice job on getting dirty!!! Definitely not a hike without some dirt. We got a hike in pretty early as it was really warm in March, but it has cooled down again, so we haven't had another one...but soon.

    Keep on fighting!!!

  2. If that's true, you had a REAL hike! Well, the harder it was, the harder you worked and the greater the reward, right? That's the premise I work by anyway - when I couldn't lift my arms after a strenuous off-road cycle on Saturday, that's what I consoled myself with.


  3. Looks like a great hike! I hope everything is still going well for you!

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