Are You Calling Me Fat-Fat Man's Loop and Elden Lookout

Monday, October 2, 2017

The initial plan for the weekend was to take a leisurely hike in Flagstaff on the Fat Man's Loop trail. That was before I started working out the week before. 

I started going to a Pilates studio on the megaformer. Now, I chose Pilates because I thought the majority of the workout would be on my back. Sign me up, right?!?! Jumping around and lifting weights just isn't my thing. 

Boy was I wrong. My first workout I walked in and took a spot next to a lady, who, I would say was in her 60's give or take. Her arms were so toned and I could tell this was my spot. Get me arms like that while lying on my back, yes please! Halfway through the workout I had yet to be on my back. Sweat was pouring down my face. Music was blaring. I was cursing under my breath, "Fu*k me." My legs were shaking like I never felt them shake before. I stop, thinking that I'm going to pass out. I look over at, let's call her Betty, and she was going strong with a huge smile on her face. I felt like an out of shape loser. It was then that I told myself that I would be back and that my goal was to keep up with Betty.     

So, when we came to a fork in the trail that said Fat Man's Loop or Elden Lookout. I took a small break to decide.

I asked myself, "What would Betty do?"

We chose Elden Lookout which was a more strenuous trail. The trail was steep but the views were worth it. 

My ass was on fire. My heart felt like it was going a mile a minute. We could hear thunder and saw rain clouds in the distance. We felt the refreshing breeze and kept climbing.

We didn't quite make it to the top because the rain started coming down. I received a celebratory kiss and we started our decent. Watch out Betty, I'm coming for ya.