A few weeks ago, I wrote about my renewed commitment to losing weight, with the kick-off of the Biggest Loser. That's when my friend and I bear crawled across a football field. This weekend, we were at it again. Because we both have children that are uber busy, we have to make time to workout, and that's not always easy. In the past couple of weeks, we've not been able to workout together, at all. We made a date to do something different to keep our momentum and motivation going. Saturday, we climbed a mountain, Pinnacle Mountain.
It's not Mount Kilimanjaro, or the Himalayans, but it is one of seven peeks of the Ouachita Mountain Range, and is 1,011 above the Arkansas River. And I might add, is a helluva workout! We started out on the Base Trail, with a moderate difficulty level, and after about 35 - 40 minutes, our climb started, via the East Summit Trail. The more we walked, it became a real climb, with the degree of difficulty changing to strenuous.
As we continued to walk further up the mountain, it got really difficult at times. We'd take an occasional peak out through the trees, and the view gave us the motivation to keep going. As a old song says... "to see what the ends gonna be."
The view from more than 1,000 feet sea level (actually the Arkansas River) was breath taking, to say the least! An added bonus... there were eagles flying and soaring. We sat there for a while, relaxed, took pictures, talked, and marveled at just how awesome God is.
The entire time going up, I had Miley Cyrus' song in my head, 'The Climb.' I know it seems cheesy, but...