Thursday, November 29, 2012
Hello all! Just checking in for the end of November.
I got a little lax with tracking my food for a bit this month, due to a pretty hectic schedule, but I have been getting back on track slowly. Been eating out a lot and having to guesstimate, so I've just been jotting down where/what I ate in the 'notes' section of the food tracker.
The boyfriend and I have been gearing up slowly to prepare for winter hiking. I bought a new pack and some cold-weather gear, and I'm waiting on the Yule holidays to possibly bring me a little bit more. I'd love to get a nice new pair of snowshoes, but they are decently expensive for something I won't be using for more than a month or two in my neck of the woods.
I also bought a training manual recently (called 'The Centurion Method') which I am pretty stoked about starting. I figure I will wait until January to begin and see what 2013 will bring me. It was written by two trainers living in the UK and has aspects of guerrilla fitness/Crossfit and some old-style Barbarian/Roman training ideas. Lots of time spent outdoors, in all weather, doing pull-ups on low hanging branches, or lifting logs, or swinging a sledgehammer or an axe (or sword!). I'm pretty excited about it, honestly!
Last weekend, we did a trial-run winter hike. It was in the mid to low 30s, and we were out for about 3 hours on the mountain. It snowed about 30 minutes after we started and continued through the whole hike, so that was nice! It was very little snowflakes and added to the general ambiance of the whole hike. It was very quiet and cold, but exhilirating.
We also booked 2 nights/3 days in Salem for February over Valentine's Day! I am looking forward to being back there again. My future home!
Hope you all are well and managing this pre-holiday craziness with shopping mobs and the like. Be safe!