It was Sunday funday with Dr. Hottie today. A whole day off + sun + 60 degrees = outdoor excursion. The last several weeks we've been sticking close to home, so today we decided to head to Antelope Island- a quick 1 hour drive from SLC. It is the largest island in the Great Salt Lake, and has miles upon miles of running/hiking trails.
The most popular hike is up to highest point of the island, Frary Peak. You hike up 2,000ft in 3 miles- the views are well worth the butt buster on the way up.
At the top, we stopped for some lunch & then headed back downhill. The landscape is quite different than the Wasatch mountains, and is a great spring hike option while the snow continues to melt up at higher elevations.
Last fall, I made an early new year's resolution- don't talk sh** about other women- and in fact go out of my way to support them. It was inspired by a great blog post by Peanut Butter Runner. I, admittedly, used to be the girl who said, "Most of my friends are guys because girls are too catty". Several months ago though, my thinking started to evolve from this viewpoint. You see- I too have a vagina and by calling other women catty I was really putting myself down.
Just like men, women represent a huge spectrum of personalities. We often times get labeled as emotional, cliquey, dependent, and bitchy. More often than not, these labels are untrue and the sad thing is a lot of women are helping to enforce this stereotype by not being supportive of other girls out there. Having been back in the customer service/retail world for a couple months now, I've been strongly reminded of my resolution. I've helped the bad ass chick I would want to have a beer with, as well as the stereotypical mean girl.
I'm a much happier person after enacting the "support women" resolution. A friend once told me, "celebrate the character". When I meet other women that are much different than myself, I will remind myself to celebrate the character rather than be so darn critical. So if you're a girl and you're reading this- please consider supporting the female sex rather than reinforcing hurtful stereotypes.
In life news, Dr.H celebrated his 31st birthday last week. There were presents, cake, sunshine, and hiking!