Sunday, August 15, 2010

My Guideposts - Week30

When was the last time you did something for the FIRST time?

Oh. My. Gosh!  I love this inspiring challenge!

I'm happy to report that a week ago I stood on the summit of South Sandia Peak, enjoying the company (that's the Disney Princess in my photo) and the view--and I have a piece of lichened limestone from the summit to prove it.

South Sandia's not the highest peak I've summited, but our nine hour hike with strenuous thirteen percent grades was definitely the longest and most challenging one I've attempted as my quads can attest.  

For the rest of our Albuquerque visit, I'd look way up at that peak and marvel.

Joining Weekly Words of Wisdom.

Queen of the Hill,


  1. How inspiring! A nine hour hike would make me breathless and my whole body GROAN :-)

  2. Trust me, different portions of my anatomy took turns aching on the way up and on the way down--my calves, my glutes, my quads, my calves, my arms, my quads.

    Great full body workout and calorie burner--I ate cookies for three days and didn't gain an ounce!

  3. Wow! Congratulations because that is an accomplishment!! :) And what a view.

    I will be doing a first next week. Vacations are good for those opportunities.

  4. That is an excellent challenge, and an exciting adventure for you!