“I’ve got a few hours to kill. Let’s go for a hike.”
Yesterday, as part of Flat Abs November/my Pile on the Miles challenge, I hiked 2.8 miles through a place I’ve never been before– Stough Canyon.
While The Dude had some work done on his car, I picked him up at the dealership and headed over to the canyon for a little naaaaaaature.
I don’t know about you, but whenever I hear the word “nature,” this is what comes to mind…
Anywho, Stough Canyon was pretty spectacular. It wasn’t as lush and green as Solstice Canyon in Malibu, but it was challenging and the views were breathtaking.
Once we wound around the first part of the hike, we came to two hills– one a little steep, and one very steep. The Dude gave me the choice… and guess which one I picked.
Oh hey, Dude.
Just to give you an idea of how far up we were, that white speck in the middle and a bit to the right is a park bench. That’s where we started the hill.
The uphill hike was pretty challenging, but the downhill hike was downright scary. I slid on my butt quite a few times, and The Dude ended up with a booboo on his hand. I didn’t get to take a picture of it yesterday, but here it is after giving it 24 hours to heal– nothing big, just a little scratch from the rocks.
After working up a huge appetite on the hike, we grabbed some Cuban food and yours truly gobbled it all down in a very unladylike fashion.
Today, I did a killer ab workout, so I’ll let you know tomorrow morning if I feel it! I have a feeling I’m going to… the soreness is already setting in.