I'm back from Sedona, but now what? Hiking in sunshine is a far cry from hiking during an arctic blast.
I mean how fun is this?
Or even this?
Compared to this?
It doesn't compare at all.
Warrior, where art thou?
I went to Sedona to jumpstart hiking, but came home to temps so low, they freeze my eyeballs.
Despite that, I have to continue to move! And, this is how I'm inspiring myself:
1. Happy Pants.
When I was in Sedona, on an "official" hiking trip, I dressed for hiking after breakfast everyday.
Dressed. For. Hiking.
It's the same concept as taking a shower, and fixing yourself up, versus staying in your pajamas all day. Putting on the right clothes changes your mindset and gets you into WARRIOR MODE.
I'm going to destroy miles on that treadmill today!
This morning I dressed with INTENTION, choosing clothes I would wear in Sedona. (I threw all my wimpy rejects into the Goodwill pile.) Happy pants only, thank you!!
These are my "happy pants": Eddie Bauer Trail Tights.
I have bought a lot of tights and hiking pants, but find myself always reaching for ....
(The camo version are discontinued, but you can find a lot of great stuff on Poshmark.)
I like these leggings because they have proven themselves to hold up well under hard use. I've picked huckleberries in them and hiked through prickly pears--they never ripped, even when I swore I heard them rip.
They have pockets for your phone and, most importantly, they have pockets for you. Ahem. I mean, they keep things in--or at least they keep things in better than other hiking tights do. They're not quite the spanx of hiking tights, but they're close.
And they don't roll down or lose their shape, which means less washing. But when you do wash them, they hold up well. I've had my camo trail tights for a couple of years and they're still like new.
2. Warrior shoes
As for hiking shoes, I love these Keens I purchased 5 years ago. (All my gear is a bit old.) I did find a few new ones left on Amazon.
When it comes to the treadmill, I like pull-ons, and I go to my 20 year old, well-worn Nikes EVERY TIME.
I love them like a baby loves its blanky.
And these Bering socks are perfect for walking / running. 6 pairs for $21.00. I bought them after a walk last month that hurt my feet. I suspected socks were the culprit, and NOT my 20 year old Nikes. They had great reviews on Amazon, and I haven't had any problems since.
(A picture of my socks after a
workout fun morning on the treadmill.)
Following along the same theme: Goodwill Influencer--because all my gear is discontinued and can only be found at Goodwill, ...I still use my old Fitbit ONE. It syncs with my iPhone and works with the Fitbit app to track my steps. (My kids have Apple watches and they seem to work better; they can even function as an EKG !! ) But I'll stick to my steady-eddy, Fitbit ONE.
Netflix's show, "Staying Here." It's a fixer upper for vacation rentals. (I really identify with the warrior woman decorator--Genevieve Gorder--who also seems to love camo pants! Ha! If you watch it, you will see what I mean. I think she wore those in half the episodes.)