Before Christmas, I probably couldn’t walk a mile. In January, New Year’s resolve in hand, I got my ass outside nearly every single day. By month’s end I could walk two or three miles without difficulty. In February, various illnesses coupled with weather and I stayed inside about half the time. It’s March and I am trying to get myself back outside, but it seems that my endurance hasn’t suffered as much as I feared.


A year ago I took this picture from another trail:


That was as far as we got (and it’s possible the picture was taken on zoom). Getting that far, on a much easier trail, nearly killed me. Today?


Not only did we not turn around, but I carried Sam up the final, steepest part of the trail.

11 thoughts on “Griffith

  1. Caveman

    March 7, 2009 at 9:23pm

    Is that the same place from “Rebel Without a Cause”?

    Caveman’s last blog post..Pride

  2. Mary

    March 7, 2009 at 9:30pm

    That is so cool! Good job.

  3. Lucretia

    March 8, 2009 at 4:49am

    It is SO hard to keep up fitness goals.

    I try to go to the gym three times a week, but I work long hours and am tired by the end of the day. This coupled with an illness that left me feeling like I was going to faint whilst *sitting down*, followed by an extremely hedonistic holiday in London, left me feeling like Jabba the Hutt, only less toned.

    So you have my sympathy. I’m off to have some cake now.

  4. Min

    March 8, 2009 at 11:12am

    So awesome! I’m happy for you.

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