I mentioned Amy, the Canadian girl who boxes for Korea, here. I got to meet her briefly in person before one of her fights, but I actually got to meet with her and some other amazing girls who live in or around Cheonan this summer. Most of these girls had met before to participate in some of the boxercise classes she leads, but I hadn’t had the opportunity to go (namely because it takes about 6 hours round trip).
Anyway, I joined some awesome ladies for a hike up and possibly-illegally camp on a mountain. The hike up was a real trek and I was glad I had wrapped BOTH of my ankles for the journey. I was able to borrow a headlamp and a hiking stick, which also made it easier when the sun went down. Anyway, we finally made camp around 11pm near the peak of the mountain.
The night was pretty awful…I personally wasn’t prepared for the huge temperature drop and the sleeping bags we brought weren’t warm/long enough. I think I annoyed the girl I was sleeping next to because I think my body scooted over towards her while I was sleeping for warmth. (sorry!) I tried different positions to stay warm: covering my face with my jacket, curling in a ball…yeah…my knees might have annoyed her, too.
Anyway, I felt really guilty when I got up in the morning to find that she had been awake and sitting for a few hours. (I say ‘got up’ because I didn’t sleep well AT ALL.) Despite my lack of a fitful sleep, I had more than enough energy to get up early. At the top of the mountain there were some exercise equipment things, and us girls had a good chuckle at the shadows/panting of the older Koreans that mounted the ‘exercise equipment.’
We had started packing up and heading down the mountain around 7:30am, but I didn’t get home until 3 or 5pm. It was A VERY long day for me but totally worth it. I only wish I could participate in more of the events hosted by Amy and Flipside Fitness. (For more pictures from the hike, click here.)