One of the absolute most amazing things about starting a blog for me have been the friendships that have happened. When starting this blog it was all about a way to document my life and obtain my goals and dreams. It has been all of that, but the part where I would make some of my best friends ever was not.
I was so lucky to have Jbizzle329 come all the way out to Utah to visit me. Such a lucky guy I am, truly! We had met once before in New Orleans and other than that have never spent time together. To spend Monday to Friday with someone you have spent so little time with it is a risk, but for some reason when it comes to people from tumblr it isn’t even a worry. There is such an amazing bond that only those who have walked this path can describe. I think the word is crazy.
I could do a super long recap of our trip and tell you all the wonderful jokes, ( oh and they were so wonderful ) the lyrics to our future number one smash hit, ( You’d steal if I told them ) and how a panther jumped on me while camping on me and the bat that tried to steal my nose from my face. But maybe those moments are best left between two wonderful friends. However since this is fitness related, maybe I talk about all of fitness that was happening.
I decided that we would do 20 miles of trails. 4 miles of tube floating on the river and some good upper body climbing and lunging to make it an all around workout. I was amazed at how awesome Jbizz did. She was such a trooper and just smiled and laughed almost the whole time, except for the one small meltdown when she thought that her future home was going to be between two rocks. Truly between a rock and a hard place. However no one was hurt and a great time was had by all.
First was Angels Landing in Zions National Park. 5 miles round trip. But some major elevation gain and some holding onto a chain to not fall over 1000 feet straight down to your death. She smiled and loved it! I was so proud.
Next up was Bryce Canyon, It was a nice cool down minus the lack of air for Jbizzle, but with 5 more miles she totally was a trooper seeing she couldn’t breathe at the 8000 foot elevation mark.
That night we camped and slept under the stars and watched all the shooting stars and looked into the milky way trying not to think that a snake or scorpion could be our new cuddle buddies that night, but the next morning we were right on the trail to play in some very narrow and wet slot canyons. Maybe she was a bit spooked at first, but in the end she was throwing ninja moves up cliffs that I couldn’t even get up! I was so impressed!
I saved the final six mile hike to a beautiful desert waterfall that we could just relax, ice bath and build sand castles. All happened and I am pretty sure we secured ourselves a spot in the 2013 Sand Castle Building Invitationals
Well and in final I think that our engagement photo at the Salt Lake Temple can sum up how wonderful the weekend went.