I love to hike a trail with leaves crunching under foot:
Walking along the river's edge:
We saw this bird, anyone know what it is?
We saw a lot of dead birds along the shore and unfortunately our retriever brought one back to us :-P It looks so nice there:
We saw this dead muskrat and wondered why no animals or birds were feeding on it:
The rocky shore near the weir:
Trying to get Daisy to pose:
Mom tries and I get the wasp nest in the photo which is what she wanted:
The very challenging, swampy trail Mom and I take once in a while for the challenge:
Its a very uneven trail, with the scattered boardwalks being uneven and rocking. Unfortunately, Daisy drank some of the brackish water but seemed to suffer no ill effects:
Everything sloping at an angle:
Fallen tree with mushroom:
There were fresh signs of beaver activity:
Beaver lodge down below:
Love the bridgt colors:
Love the reds:
Hope you enjoyed coming along with me on my little hike :)
Yesterday morning I didn't feel I could handle my favorite boxercise class with the bad elbow/arm so I just did 60 minutes on the elliptical. I decided I would take the Step I and Cardio & Sculpt fitness classes my favorite instructor, Glenn offered.
Of course, he always makes things challenging and interesting and he does his 'beginner' class at a higher rate of speed then normal and the newbies struggled to keep up.
Then came the cardio & sculpt. Not what I expected. Tabata intervals followed by recovery cycles (not so easy these either) and heavy weights working the arms to exhaustion each set
The class was filled with young spandex females and I was the oldest by far except for the instructor and this other guy. I am proud to say I kept up with all the high impact tabata while a lot of the younger ones took breaks or just plain stood around. I am great at cardio, but weak with the upper body of course, so struggled with the weights. My triceps just won't take much and I had to use light weights for those. I was very surprised my elbow/shoulder/arm held up. It was very painful to do the circular motions like the speed bag and some of the punches which leads me to believe I would struggle with my boxercise classes to do all the punches :(
I woke up this morning feeling fine but can imagine I will have some DOMS in another day or so as that class was just so intense. Or perhaps I will get lucky and the hot tub will have eased some of it.
I see the physiotherapist today. I got roped into a bridge game Friday, right in the middle of my time off so I will see if Mom will let me come over anyway and then drive me to bridge that day. The good news it only needs to be a one way trip as Mary can give me a ride downtown and then I can walk to my Mom's on the gorgeous river trail from there :)
Here is to feeling good and riding the endorphins of a sweaty, hard workout :)
Have a Wonderful Wednesday all!