By on January 3, 2016

UPDATE:  Today I am giving myself a pat on the back.  Since my last post of being disappointed in myself, NO-NOT DISAPPOINTED (compassionate or kind or something)  I really wanted to be able to rectify said post with a bunch of activity.  And here it is.

Yesterday, Tom and I hiked a 3 hour “strenuous” hike in the hiking book.  It should be noted that none of the hikes we’ve hiked have been strenuous (according to the author) nor 3 hours long-and we still thought they were killer.  So this 3 hour strenuous hike was notable.  It involved “scrambling” along a mountain wall that if you took a wrong step, you would tumble to your death into the ocean.  And this was at the end of the hike where you were thinking “if that happens, I’m ok with it, because then this would be over”.

Remember when I said I would start my kettlebell swings yesterday.  Well, I didn’t think it through.  (here I go forgiving myself again)  So,  I didn’t swing in the morning, and then when we survived the hike, my legs didn’t work anymore.  How could I even swing?  Thankfully, my arms still worked enough to run an epsom salt bath and have a nice big glass of red wine.

I got over my disappointment in myself quicker today **progress!**

Today we cleaned out the office and made an little meditation area.  We also went for a nice long walk along the water, and when we got back- I SWUNG THAT DAMN KETTLEBELL.  And it took like a total of 5 minutes.  So I can just go ahead and stop with the excuses right now.  **progress again**

The picture is of an abandoned copper mine along our hike.  That is as close to it as we got.  We were too scared to get any closer, and really, if something ran out at us, we couldn’t run away due to exhaustion.  I’m super curious about what’s in there and I would like to invite you to come on this hike with me and go in there and check that out.  Please.  Also-I’m pretty sure a cougar lives in there.  And not the fun kind-like me.


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    Aunty Sheryl

    January 4, 2016

    That black hole doesn’t look inviting to me – sorry Kerri your on your own. And by the way, did you ever hear the old proverb, “curiosity killed the cat” (you old cougar ;-), that in itself should deter your temptations from venturing into that dark hole.

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    January 4, 2016

    Um, scrambling along a mountain mall?! Possible Cougar in that hole?! I’ll pass on that one!! Good job on the Kettlebell swing!! I have a friend that swears by those and became an instructor because she loves them so much.

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    January 4, 2016

    I’ve never heard of kettle ball swings. You go girl! That might be added to my pre wedding workout now. I just ordered a set of Dumbbells on Amazon prime 😉

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    January 5, 2016

    Zero chance I’m ever joining you on that hike, and I’ve already forgiven myself. You, KP and Tim Ferriss are the kettle bell champions! I can’t wait to see your new meditation zone. XO.

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    January 6, 2016

    this blog is pretty neat! even though some pages may not look interesting you should do it anyway! GO KER

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      January 7, 2016

      Thanks so much Jenna.

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    January 9, 2016

    Cougar….not the fun kind like me.



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