Mt. Cameroon Training
I'm training for Mt. Cameroon! That's right. I'm traing for a 3 day hike up the tallest volcanoes in Africa. Every February, the school takes a group of students up to Mt. Cameroon for this rigorous and challenging hike. Last year I signed up to be a chaperone for this event, but we all know what happened last year. I injured my knee!! This year, I feel as though my knee is strong and I am capable of completing this task.
I started my training last week. We took a walk up Mt. Febe and ran four times up and down a steep set of stairs. With every training I feel that I am getting stronger. And, it has also been a joy to exercise and train with a group of adults and studennts. Two years ago, I trained for the Los Angeles marathon with a group. A training group has the power to encourage you and push you harder than you thought possible.
Every Sunday we meet at Mt. Febe for our 2 hour walk up the mountain. This morning I decided that I had to take a picture of this hideous statue that sits at the roundabout (where we meet for our trainings). It does have nice green grass and plants that surround it. Great for a picnic. I've never tried. But the surrounding beauty makes it ok that this ugly thing sits at the roundpoint.
Anyways, on Monday I was extremely proud of myself. For our training, we had to run for 20minutes. So, I decided to give it a try. I didn't run the entire 20 minutes, but did run/walk. My knee felt great. That was the first time that I had run that much on my knee since before the injury. I'm happy with myself.