This dream trip had just turned into a turbo-powered dream. Meeting all the contestants from American Idol as an added plus but we didn't forget our original goal insight, to hike the Hollywood hill. I did some research before we came on our trip to see exactly how to get there and what the distance of the hike was. From the blogs I read, the hike was only about a mile each way. We knew the hikes at The Biggest Loser Resort, Fitness Ridge were going to much more extensive than that so we needed to do a little more.
When arriving close to the Hollywood Sign we parked in a neighborhood a half a mile away from the entrance so we could add another mile round trip to the hike, making it 3 mile hike. We felt good about that amount of distance and knew it was going to be challenging since it was already 2pm and in high temperatures. We grabbed our water bottles, our phones so we could take pictures and use the Cardio App and headed up this neighborhood (which was up hill).
As we hiked, the views were breathe taking! I had really missed beautiful scenic views like this (having moved from scenic Utah to desert Arizona 2 yrs prior) I kept just looking at how gorgeous it was!
Joni, who is ALWAYS willing to push her body to the next level (and also has a death wish) decided about a mile into the hike that she was going to try some running up the straight mountain...I went ahead and let her!!
My calves were burning on fire when we arrived to our destination, the Hollywood sign, but my soul was singing! I was so proud to have done it! To have crossed something off my bucket list. To be on a hike with my Battle Buddy and start this continued journey in California together! It was an AWESOME feeling, a high like I rarely feel!