To celebrate my birthday I wanted to hike to the summit of Mt. Timpanogos. I think it was an attempt to feel younger than I am.
It did not work, I think I nearly died 30+ times.
This is my brother Roger, the family Sherpa. Nobody in our family hikes Timp without him.
I was really glad he came, we had a lot of fun laughing (mostly at me) and joking around. The thing is, he acted like he wasn't tired at all, and that we were going to slow for him, like he could sprint up the mountain or something. I know we were slower than him, but I think he was faking that it wasn't even a little hard for him. I mean seriously.
No I wasn't this prepared, we borrowed this sign from someone else having a birthday hike.
I know it's basically wicked of me, but I was using other peoples challenging qualities to motivate myself to keep on keeping on. That first dude was so fat, the picture is actually very flattering and the second dude was like 75, and he was running. There were tons of old people kickin' my butt up the mountain. So I couldn't quit.
Things I learned about myself from this hike:
1. Pride will get me to the top
2. I look for and enjoy people worse off than me
3. My hands can swell four times their actual size and not explode
4. I'm a LOT better at down than up
5. I have a really pretty whining voice
We hiked on Sat. 16th, but my birthday was really Sunday. The kids treated me to some Epsom salt and breakfast in bed. If you've never used Epsom salt, it is great for soaking in when you have sore muscles. I was so sore I could barely hold the bag of salt up.
My family came over and we had a little party for me and Benji, since his birthday was Tues. It was alot of fun, my sister Robyn came over early and gave me a make over. She colored my hair and gave me some make up, she even showed me how to put it on the right way.
Yes, my cake does say Brace Face on it and the white things are braces. Why?
All my life I have wanted braces and that's what Blaine got me for my birthday. Hooray! Not only will I finally have straight teeth in a few years, I'll lose weight. Right now 3/4 of my diet is on the do not eat list. Thanks for hooking it all up Blaine.
Pretty good times overall, now I'm ready for the weekend and it's already over.