fitness

Strawberry Peak Trail

I know I need to get better about writing on here more consistently! For awhile there really wasn’t much to write about since we were all stuck inside our homes in a cocoon of self-loathing and depression. But now the world is starting to slowly reopen and my cocoon is beginning to hatch into a beautiful butterfly. The butterfly is just me doing every single activity possible and not taking ANYTHING for granted ever again and literally filling every second of my time with activity until the point of exhaustion. Also low key trying to fit as much in as possible just in case the world closes down again.

Los Angeles opened the trails back up like a week and a half ago and the beaches last week. Well, kind of. The beaches are only for recreation (swimming, surfing, running, etc.) and no sunbathing, However, on Sunday I went to the beach to swim a couple miles and surf, and I must say, there were a lot of bitches just sitting in the sand. I mean, you do you but like y’all gonna catch these hands if the governor closes the beaches down AGAIN. Like don’t make us pay because of YOUR bad behavior.

ANYWAAYYYYYY. Yeah, so I am basically trying to squeeze in as much activity as possible now in fear of everything shutting back down.

Last weekend, Jordan and I hiked the Strawberry Peak trail in the San Gabriel Mountains. Shout out to my boi Miguel because he is the one who suggested it. It was seriously one of the most beautiful hikes I have ever done! It was about 7.5 miles total, out and back. So 3.7ish out then the same coming back (need to clarify because sometimes it’s confusing and sounds like we went 7.5 out and then 7.5 back).

The whole hike was along the edge of a mountain and the views were ridiculous. There wasn’t any shade at all, but luckily it wasn’t super hot that day. The first like 2.5 miles were pretty flat and maybe like slightly uphill but we couldn’t really tell. The last mile we basically had to climb straight up to get to the peak ! It was super steep and a great workout.

One thing about me and hiking is that I am really bad at going downhill. I don’t know if it’s because I am tall or I just have a terrible inner ear but I always lose my balance or like my feet slide out from under me and I land on my ass. Seriously, it has happened so many times that I have like PTSD. If I am going down a steeper hill and I will literally get down on all fours and crabwalk down the hill. There is something comforting about my ass being as close to the earth as possible. It just feels like there is less opportunity for disaster.

Well at one point, on this hike we coming down a hill and I lost my footing, fell, and not only landed on my ass, BUT I also landed on a large stick that was coming out of the ground. For a moment I thought I broke my tailbone! I was lucky, if I landed like an inch to the left, I would have been penetrated for sure. Anyway, I was laying there in agony and Jordan thought I was just being dramatic! BITCH I BROKE MY ASS (to be fair I do have dramatic tendencies so I guess I don’t blame him but still).

Anyway, I got up and we kept hiking but damn my butt hurt. Also, I had the BIGGEST bruise on my buttcheek. Like probably the worst bruise of my life, it was like black and blue and I couldn’t sit comfortably for like three days. SO SORRY FOR BEING DRAMATIC JORDAN.

That was really the whole story. I don’t know, I just wanted to write something. If you’re in LA I highly recommend this trail! It’s about a 20 minute drive up the Angeles Crest Highway from La Canada. So like a half an hour from downtown! Just come prepared with ass padding.

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