Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Day to day life her at the Ridge

Well, the end of day 2, I was too exausted last night to blog sorry My first day I was pretty stoked to start. Breakfast was great and we headed into the vans up to Snow Canyon, everybody out and ready to go. There was a ton of guides with us and everybody began as it is timed. I started out at a pretty good pace and did well until about mile 3 when I began to feel really fatigued. But, I kept truckin and pushing through the pain finally making it to the STOP SIGN. 1hour 19 min. Not too shabby . We had to hike until 10:30 am no matter what time you got to the stop sign so I hiked out to a scenic view point and back to the stop sign. I drank 50 oz. of water along the way as to not get dehydrated. It was also chilly when we started but by about half way needed to take off a layer of clothes. I don't use a camelback, I have a backpack with 3 water bottles and some extra stuff in it, camera, chap stick, phone, gloves, hat etc... Then a stretching class which felt really good. I need to stretch every day! It can really help your muscles. Then lunch was yummy. A stretching basics class, step-n-pump, pool time which totally caught me off guard. I was breathing so hard and was so tired we were playing a game and our time was almost over so I though I would go for it and really swim hard to get the football and I got a cramp in my calf that about drown me! I was able to get out of the pool and one of the trainers helped me rub it out. They got me some sea salt to eat and they told me to take some electrolytes. I was feeling better but couldn't get back in the pool. Then circuit training, dinner and then a lecture on spending your calories wisely. Finally to my room, I have a great roommate named Zeina, she is from London. She has been here for 5 weeks and has 3 weeks left. She is doing great. Today I wend on the hike 101 and decided I needed a little more challenge. Then a free weight lecture and lunch. I had a headache that was getting worse and after lunch was really bad so I talked to the trainer and I headed to my room to lay down. Crashed for an hour and a half and was awakened by the phone, it was the trainer John checking to see why I missed the cardio training. They keep good tabs on you. I felt much better and headed to the rest of class and then Total toning then dinner. Final lecture on spending your calories part 2 and then I watched the new season opener of The Biggest Loser. Wow, those are some huge people. It is so sad when someone has to go the first day. This will be an amazing
season. Well it's late and I'm really tired. More again later.


  1. Gotta love it!! Sounds like you are doing great. Keep up the great work and you will see wonderful changes when it is time to weigh in again. Hey, quick question....what happens if you have to go to the bathroom while hiking??? Just curious. I may want to pack some TP. :)

  2. Denise,
    How is your stay going, hope it is not so bad you don't want to write about it :) I keep checking, but your not talking. My daughter will be there in a month for a month. Others at the resort that are keeping a blog say you have had bad rainy weather this week. Hope you will comment on your stay after you get home and have more free time to write Paulette