Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Lake Solitude

I knew that I wasn't going to be able to attend hiking group this week so 
I took my family and did the hike on our own.
We did the loop around Silver Lake which was 1.5 miles and then headed up the Lake Solitude Trail. 
Which was 1.1 miles. We hiked a total of  3.7 miles.
The scenery was absolutely beautiful.
We saw a LARGE moose, deer, fish, squirrels and ducks.
We had a lot of fun.  We were racing day light coming down the mountain, so we pretty much ran the whole way down. As I was running along side my children, I was overwhelmed with happiness, gratitude and hope. I was so grateful for the changes I made in my life, to be able to run, along side them and be able to experience the joy with them. I had great hope that they would be learning from what we are teaching them that they may have the desire to live active healthy lives. I was thankful for my mind and body that provided me and supported my weight loss changes! I was so happy to be able to enjoy the great outdoors with my loved ones.
What are you grateful for today?

22 comments:

mlayton said...

You! and EVERYONE in these pictures!!! I love my daughters, son in law and GRANDCHILDREN :)

Looks like so much fun. Thanks for taking Shelbs along. She loved it.

Karen R said...

That hike is beautiful!

I too am grateful for living in such a beautiful place (So Cal), for my wonderful son, my loving family, my good health, and all of the opportunities I have been given. I hope to demonstrate that gratefulness in my daily life and as an example to my little one. I want to live each day to it's fullest! :)

Skye said...

What a wonderful way to spend some quality family time together! You have a beautiful family Lindsay! Loved the pics!

I am grateful for this wonderful and awesome blogging community that I am blessed to be a part of!

And, I am also very grateful to be able to live vicariously through you and your awesome pics! ( :

Love ya girl!

Reen said...

What beautiful scenery and such a good looking family! Thanks for sharing.

I am grateful....that I can pick up my coffee cup this morning. :) Yesterday I rejoined the local Y and did my first upper body workout with weights in a very, very long time. I've been focusing for so long on running and skating and now that I'm forced to go easy on the foot, I've had to refocus. Yesterday I did 25 minutes on the bike (maybe not such a wise choice for the foot) and then just tried to remember how to use all the machines. My arms, shoulders, and chest are DEFINITELY feeling it this morning!

Tomorrow I'll be doing laps. Very excited to get back in the pool. Been a long time.

Laura said...

What beautiful pics!
I am grateful to be able to do whatever I can physically and to push myself beyond my limits. One day I may not be able to so so today is the day to live it.

Kyle Gershman said...

I'm grateful that I my employer is letting me telecommute while my wife is on assignment here (for a couple more months) in southeast Utah at Canyonlands National Park. I am not looking forward to returning to urban life and a daily visit to the office. Hopefully we'll find another park assignment soon.

Lovely hike for a lovely family.

Sam said...

I'm grateful for you! Your story of hiking with your children and the hope that gave you, gives me hope! I haven't been able to have children as of yet, and the doctors tell me it's because of my weight. So I'm on this journey. And seeing moms like you that have changed their lives, and by doing so have given their mom back - gives me hope and courage that I can get there! Thank you! And congrats!

Big Clyde said...

I am grateful for now being able to run with my kids.

MissHaneefa said...

I am grateful that I can get out of the bed in the morning and that I have a job to go to. Trail looks beautiful.

kimert said...

Wow! That looks like such an awesome hike. Beautiful pics!

Kathleen Ichord said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Toomey Family said...

what a fun hike!! I miss the mountains! Great pics! I just got back from a run...my kids rode their bikes with me. I too hope that they are learning to live healthy active lives.

Corletta said...

I am grateful for life...in general!!! Where the heck do you live? Those pictures were BEAUTIFUL!!!

therightfit said...

Beautiful pictures! You are setting such a great example for your kids. You look like such a happy family!

Raegun said...

Great pics as usual! I would be scared to be so close to a big moose like that!
Rae
xo

JourneyBeyondSurvival said...

I did that hike! It was a lot of fun. When I was growing up, that was the hike we did when we were twelve. It was so much fun to see your pics and relive it a little.

Isn't it wonderful to see yourselves become and 'active family'?

I'm grateful for a wonderful opportunity to work on, even if it does mean I'm away from my blog a bit more. It's been fun.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I NEED to get hiking. What am I thankful for ~ my family~ my friends~ my health.
Beautiful post.
Thank you so much for your comment!

terrid614 said...

beautiful pics! the hike sounds and looks wondeful! i am grateful for my health~my family~my home~my job....the little things in life! i sometimes take things for granted....have a great night! xo

SG said...

i would imagine that that must be one of the biggest joys of weight loss. how can skinny jeans hold a candle to enjoying life with your family??

Julie Lost and Found said...

So beautiful! That's what its all about huh? A total life change and being able to LIVE alongside the people you love.

I look forward to being more active with my family and being able to hike the beautiful trails we have here in New England.

I'm thankful for a lot of things today. Mostly, my family and my health.

*Tracy* said...

great pics! im so happy for you on how active you are and the fun you have with your family! have a good 4th

Anne said...

What a great post...gorgeous pics too! I am grateful for feeling strong and healthy...and for my wonderful family...much like yourself!