This week has been a week of ups and downs for me with exercise. My ups were when I just threw out my self conciousness and just enjoyed the beauty around me. The downs were when I was struggling with the drastic elevation increases on the hikes - those were slightly embarrassing when I was the one at the end gasping for air and crying my eyes out because I was so out of shape. But all in all, when I look back at this week I am grateful that I accomished the miles, that I didn't pass out on any of the hikes, and that no one had to carry me back to the car.
One of the best things about hiking in Sun Valley, Idaho this time of year are wildflowers. It seemed like everywhere we went there were beautiful, colorful, fragrant flowers. I am still trying to figure out what each one is called. I had fun taking pictures of all of them. Plus their beauty is so distracting that I forget that I am actually exercising. :)
Best of all I got to do all this with my favorite guy - the one that doesn't make fun of me when I am struggling, the one that encourages me and celebrates with my small accomplishments, and most of all the one that kisses me ever so softly to calm me when I feel like giving up.