Hiking for the weekend

May 27, 2019

This weekend my husband and I decided to take advantage of the fact that my schools and his job both had us off at the same time to enjoy a 4 day weekend. Rather than sit at home or be lazy we decided to go hiking lol. We decided on a 3 day, 15 mile hike on the appalachian trail. We were not sure if we would make it as this is the longest hike we ever did and it was threw some very rocky area's. Plus we took two of our dogs with us. 

Prior to our surgeries we could never had made a hike like this. The first day we just did 4 miles. It was so easy. The hardest part for us was carrying all our gear on our backs. Of course we did not have some of the right gear to minimize the weight but we felt we could handle it. We carried a tent with us rather than our hammics because we had the dogs with us. The second day was tough. We hiked 8 miles the second day. We got to the camp area later than we expected. One of the hardest things we had to deal with is not being able to eat the low weight, high carb hikers usually eat. We managed but could feel the toll on our bodies as we started loseing energy to early. So we stoped midway to recarb up and push caution to the wind with the foods we ate this time. We figured with as much activity we were doing it would be ok to push higher carbs than we usually eat. Of course being on the trail it made it harder to get protein levels in as well. We found that on friday we were in fat burning mode for 8hrs, saturday 11hrs, and on Sunday 5hrs. 

On the third day it was very hard. we started right out of the gate climbing very high rocky terrane. Than we enjoyed the view at the top before heading back down hill on rocks again. When we reached bottom we were so releaved. We made it and we were still alive lol. 

This was the beginning of the trail were we started on Friday.

This was the view we saw before heading back down the mountain towards our goal on Sunday. 

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