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. Amino Energy. This stuff works. I swear by it.
Post Cinco de Mayo, thankyouverymuch.
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?
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