Do you remember that special goal setting yoga class in January that so many of us attended? Katy had us all share our own personal goal for 2016.

My goal was to hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back up again in one day. 17.5 miles total. It was so easy to say it, and as it turned out, much harder to achieve. Well, I can cross that one off my bucket list!

On March 5th, with my son, grandson, and granddaughter at my side, I achieved that goal. We headed down the South Kaibab trail at 7:00 am. Beautiful copper colored terrain at the top of the rim and 32 degrees to boot. Oh my aching knees, as hikers much younger passed me by! But I kept going.

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 2.08.33 PMI thought of all those fixed firm poses that I couldn’t even do¬†when I began practicing Bikram a few years ago but now can and somehow my knees made it down the steep path. When it was time to go back up, we switched over to the Bright Angel Trail. As I made my way up those switch backs, all those hours and hours of Bikram Yoga practice really paid off and powered me up that canyon. I know that if it were not for my Bikram Yoga Practice, I would never have been able to complete that hike in one day. Practicing Bikram Yoga gave me the strength, discipline, endurance, and determination to power my way down and back up the canyon. I’m proud to say that at nearly age 63, I hiked the Grand Canyon in one day.

Thank you Bikram Yoga for helping me to achieve my goal for 2016!