Thursday, July 05, 2012
of the green smoothie drinkers.
Still experimenting, but my favorite concoction so far is almond milk, spinach, mango, protein powder, oats, ground flax, and chia seeds.
As green as it looks, you really can't taste the spinach.
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
After my 2-day hiking weekend last weekend I decided that this week I would do no workouts whatsoever. With the 4th of July breaking up the week I thought this would be the perfect week to be lazy.
Well, tonight I found myself at the gym.
I just cannot NOT work out. It's impossible!
Being active in that way adds so much quality to my life and I realize it truly has become part of who I am.
For those of you who are struggling with this concept, who are struggling getting even your daily 10 minutes in, be patient. But at the same time, consider your choices. Hate the treadmill, go for a run instead. Hate running, go for a swim. Hate swimming, go for a bike ride. Hate bike riding, do some yoga or Pilates. Hate that go Zumba. Hate Zumba, play soccer. You get the idea.
Trick is to find yours. Mix it up and make it fun.
It'll grow on you, I promise.
Have a wonderful 4th y'all.
Monday, July 02, 2012
Marvelous weekend, marvelous weather.
Yesterday's 7.3 mile hike started out in thick fog. However after about an hour the fog had burned off and the foggy hike turned into a sunny hike.
Today's 10 mile hike already started out in the sun. This was a hike in the coastal backcountry. Amazingly we had about 1900 feet elevation gain. Being fairly close to the ocean helped keep the temperature tolerable. Downside to these coastal hikes is that there is no shade.
I'll have to stick to the shadier hikes during the summer and maybe pick up the coastal hikes again come fall.
Well, weekend playtime is over. Looking forward to a break in the work week next week for 4th of July. No hike planned that day. I'll be puttering around in my back yard. Building my backyard oasis :) Lots of TLC needed there.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Here I am, finally home from work after a 12-hour day (from h3ll), and Netflix is down! Apparently all their servers went down in a storm. At least that's what I heard. That really sucks! I was very much looking forward to turning off my brain for a little while...
Friday, June 29, 2012
and then there are chores...
Working a 40++-hour week, plus commuting to and from work, does not leave a lot of free time during the week.
I choose to spend my evenings at the gym. Working out is playtime. Working out is stress relief. Oh, and they say it's good for me, too.
I choose to spend my weekends on the trail. Hiking is playtime. With every step I leave a part of the week's stresses and hardships behind.
... and then there are chores. Pesky things like grocery shopping, paying bills, laundry, cleaning, keeping up the yard, and and and.
Well, it's summer and I have play on my mind.
However, I will need to sacrifice one weekday evening to chores in order to keep my life on track.
With a little bit of planning there is time to get it all done.
Last weekend's hike: Mount Wilson Trail
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