Elevation Training Part 2

This afternoon and evening were awesome. I made lots of new Camp Rhino friends. We enjoyed a relaxing BBQ lunch and planned out revisions to the morning obstacle course. Next, we tackled the task of building obstacles and marking a trail through the forest.

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After a long day, we came back for hot showers, hammock time, and dinner. I loved that dinner was a huge family meal! And I felt very blessed to be the one to pray over our meal. I’m truly grateful for the opportunity to be here this weekend with such nice people and beautiful surroundings.

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Elevation Training Part 1

Just got back from the first part of today’s adventure! First we took a ride down a dirt road in the bed of a pickup truck.

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We got to a beautiful trailhead!

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We hiked to a pond and caught a snake.

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Then we built a fort out of logs and stones (photo to come…) and learned to eat dandelions and ants for survival ;)

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After a jog through the forest, we had a workout consisting of push-ups, jumping jacks, Russian twists, and sprints up a hill.

We hiked back out and rode the pickup to the lodge… Almost. Just when I thought it was over, we started on a follow the leader obstacle course set up in the forest!

We ran up and over and under logs, up a net, up a rope (!!! First time ever !!!), up a hill with logs, and flipped some tractor tires. Finally it’s time for lunch!

Maybe we’ll get some horseback riding in!

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Scramble with zucchini and sausage

Good morning, mountain paradise! This place is unbelievable.

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Can you imagine a more stunning view with breakfast?

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Everyone was cooking up a storm this morning.

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They made a huge batch of eggs and bacon.

I’d like to share a recipe for this delicious sugar detox mountain breakfast with you:

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1. Sauté sliced zucchini and chicken sausage in a bit of olive oil. Set aside once golden.

2. In the same pan, scramble eggs to absorb the flavor from the sausage and veggies.

3. Serve with paleo toast and sharp cheddar cheese.

The Real World: Brian Head

I’m here at the Summit Mountain Lodge with 14 other “victims” of torture that begins tomorrow at noon. We have no idea what to expect, but we’re excited! Check out the sweet lodge we’re staying at:

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Sauna, bathrooms, and showers!

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How AWESOME!
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Last minute crazy decision

Guess what? I’m on my way to Brian Head, Utah for a crazy bootcamp fitness adventure! I signed up for this elevation training weekend excursion yesterday, spur of the moment. I didn’t have time to think it through since I signed up on a last minute deal, but I am so excited!! And freaking out! I have no idea what I’m getting myself into.

Check out our carpool:

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It’s almost like we’re going on a trip to take a picnic:

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Can’t wait to show and tell you more about it when I get there!