What started out as a 4 mile hike turned into 7.
I was so inspired by the hike we took during the Blend Retreat that I couldn’t wait to explore some of Georgia’s trails. My partner and crime and I took off for Kennesaw Mountain, the scene of a few bloody Civil War battles.
Despite it’s history, the mountain is quite beautiful. The views of the skyline along the way are stunning, and you run across several historical sights, structures, and cannons. Naturally, I had to pose on a cannon labeled “keep off.”
We wandered about, having a great conversation. Such a great conversation that we almost missed seeing a deer! She literally ran right across our path!
We were following our intended trail as best we could without much signage. Well, without much useful signage. We missed the first turn off for our planned loop. Oops.
See the pic below? Those arrows didn’t appear to be pointing to any logical paths.
Thankfully, we had provisions – the extra 3 miles weren’t so bad after all. In fact, I’d like to do it again and make a 10 mile loop!
A few saving-graces:
1. We were well-rested.
2. Provisions were provided (thanks Blend Retreat goodies – that ProBar hit the spot!).
3. I invested in trail running shoes. They aren’t hiking boots but the extra traction was perfect for me.
4. My ego is huge. There is no way I’d ever a) admit to taking a wrong turn or b) give up.
5. FitMixer Aminos. This stuff was another Blend Retreat discovery and I swear to you it is amazing. Also the reps are totally kickass – they hung out with us all weekend and kicked our butts with a bootcamp Sunday a.m.
Post Cinco de Mayo, thankyouverymuch.
This miracle powder gives you energy and helps you to build muscle. You guys know how I love muscles.
I met up with an old workout buddy the other day and he was quizzing me on how I got my arms “like that.” (Note: I know I still have a way to go, but progress is exciting!). BCAAs, my friend.
I would never put anything up here that I didn’t
like love. Fitmixer, I love. This powder uses ingredients that increase nitric oxide (increasing the oxygen delivered throughout the body) more than other BCAAs on the market. I have a scoop before exercising because is give you crazy energy, and then a scoop after my workout to help with muscle recovery (amino acids are used for used for protein synthesis). Sometimes I have a scoop for dessert since it tastes like Kool-Aid.
BCAAs typically go directly to the muscle after being digested, whereas most other amino acids go to the liver. With BCAAs, that muscle can use them directly for fuel. Why is this good? It helps to strengthen, build, and repair muscle tissue broken down by weight training or other strenuous activity.
Oh, and did I mention BCAAs also help to rev the metabolism and burn fat?
Always a glutton for punishment, I’m going hiking again this weekend!
Do you like to hike?
Have you use BCAAs or other “workout” supplements before?
Who has ‘roid rage?