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Point Lobos Nature Reserve

Sunday, November 02, 2008


Today I decided to mix my exercise routine up...so I decided to go to Point Lobos Nature Reserve. I looked it up and found that you can hike the parameter, 6 miles. So I got up early Sunday morning and .....It was raining. LOL. I kept acting like it wasn't...and continued to get dressed...shower...hair brushed...lunch fixed...the entire time in my mind I was thinking,....don't do it....just stay here....you are tired...you have school and work all week...rest Alicia rest. But I kept going. And as I got closer to the reserve...the clouds starting moving apart and the sun was shinning through...and when I parked my car....I walked up the trail...to about 100 steps going straight up.....and as I stood at the bottom....I thought....I AM GOING TO DIE TODAY. LOL. But then I thought....I am going to do this...die or not. So I took one step then another...then another and then another....and I was on my way. When I got to the top I could not believe that I almost talked myself out of something so amazingly beautiful. I am so blessed and so thankful that I live in a area that has something so amazing and beautiful.

Last year I would have driven around and just walked from the parking lot to the high spot of the reserve...but today I walked the entire trail around the parameter of the trail. When I started this journey to health I was dreading the exercise because I knew it was going to suck at first...but wow...I can't believe how fast the improvement is happening. I am working hard and it is starting to pay off. Before I would have been really intimidated to walk to trail because I would have been out of breath...my face red...but you know what....so what...it was...when I got to the top of the steps or up the hills...yes I was out of breath..and yes my face was red....but so where a lot of other people...and to be honest I didn't care. The view was the best payoff and well worth the effort. When I got to the last part of the trail....to be honest my feet and my right hip were hurting....but man...it was great...and I was really proud of myself for doing it. I know the hard work...is going to pay off....and I am enjoying the journey....Thank God!
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  • HESTERBABE98
    I had a simular experience with a friend earlier this year we went for a hike and it was really hard at first, but after you finish it you relies how much beauty there is and that it was worth the extra effort. The picture looks really beautiful.
    4598 days ago
  • DEEGIRL50
    I'm so proud of you! You didn't let anything stand in your way (not even yourself). What an amazing place you discovered and an amazing strength you found within yourself. What a natural high accomplishing this must have been!
    Dee
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    4601 days ago
  • LAINIESNEWLIFE
    You did it!!! WooHoo!!! Good for you, Alicia!! You must be so proud of yourself. That is awesome. You didn't talk yourself out of it and you moved forward with your plan. Keep up the great work!!!

    The pictures are just beautiful. I am so jealous.

    Have a great evening!

    Hugs,

    Lainie
    4610 days ago
  • MRSTORMSGURL
    Wow! What a great day for you!!! Good for you, sounds like you are doing great with the exercise. There is nothing better than getting outside in the fresh air...it's good for the body and soul..

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    4610 days ago
  • HDPNLYNN
    So proud of you for just doing it!!! I know what it's like to feel that way. I just got back to my exercise after surgery and boy was I tired. I had to actually take a nap some days! But....it was all worth it right? Beautiful picture to boot! Keep up the hard work, it can only get easier every day! Hugs, Lynn
    4610 days ago
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