All I need is for you people to keep the comments coming and I might be able to climb Mt. Everest! This week I had a really sweet friend tell me that this hiking trip might be just the incentive I need to get back into shape. YES---YES INDEED She knew exactly how to get me going----THE TRUTH HURTS! SO I am now on a mission to get into good enough shape to hike for a week in the mountains---I've got a LONG way to go---BUT all you have to do is keep waving those red flags in my face and I will CHARGE!
To make SURE that I follow through with this commitment---I bought my back pack today---it has to carry gear & food for a week's trip! I spent a couple of hours trying on packs and learning the ropes of how to pack and use the backpack. The weight is carried on your hips---I am just thankful to get the weight off of my shoulders which is where I was carrying it while training with my day pack. I chose red for ease of finding my body when I fall off the ledge of jump off the cliff--which ever comes first.
It is fitting that I gave my backpack a name---since we are going to get to know each other really well over the next few months---I named her "BB" which are initials for a name. Guess the name and you win the fabulous prize of a year's free reading of my blog!