Monday, July 13, 2015

Hiking while Pregnant

My blood pressure issues have definitely settled down to a normal range and my energy is back. And I have been missing the mountains something fierce lately. So I told my husband that I was ready to hike in the High Peaks again. I picked one that was only 6 miles round-trip, and has one of the less steep ascents (the climb is spread out - not so vertical).

And I had an amazing day!

The hike went well, the weather was absolutely gorgeous, and we ended up getting the summit to ourselves for 45 minutes (rare on a beautiful busy hiking day!).

I relaxed on the summit and felt my baby move - was so excited to be able to carry it up the mountain safely with me! I made sure to hike at a much slower pace than normal, keeping my heart rate slightly elevated but always even, and my breath calm.

I was so happy that day - elated, really. I forgot how much I gain from hiking and being in the wilderness.

I slept in the car on the way home, though :) Definitely tired me out!

It's going to be a hot week here, hope everyone has a great start to their week <3

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