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!