Way back at the beginning of the year, one of my resolutions was to complete an obstacle course in the trees. The weather finally cooperated and I was able to achieve my goal over the weekend.
Before I go too much farther, let's dive back in time. In 2006, I went to the obstacle course park but didn't particpate. The truth was, I had the athletic prowess of a potato. I also didn't want to face the embarrassment of not being able to haul my large bum around in the trees. So all that really remains of that trip is this photo of me at the park, trying to look happy about not participating.
Fast forward two years and 70 lbs later, I came back to the park on Saturday and completed the entire course, all the way up to and including the black level. My body has changed, there's no doubt. But my mind's changed, too. I could've done that course at any weight. I wasn't too heavy; my belief in myself was too light.
At any rate, here are the pics of my adventure. My apologies to dial-up users :)
You want me to go where?
Soon enough, I was swinging through the trees. Literally.
Hey, I can see light through my thighs!
If you look carefully, you can see the white-knuckled holy-crap grip I have on the rope. Swinging logs = not my friend.
Just to give you an idea of how high up I was...
Zip lines are so freaking fun!
Climbing down towards the end.
Finally, me on the same bridge as in 2006. This time, 70 lbs lighter and 100% geekier in a climbing harness.