Racking Up the Steps
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Since I've last written about it, my husband and I have caught the geo-bug major. In fact, I started a separate geocaching blog. We've been out the last few weekends tallying up several finds. Even though we're staying local,we have found some very interesting places, new hikes, and new challenges. Normally on a weekend day I might get in 12,000+ steps. Not bad. A good cardio workout. These past geocaching days I have been logging 20,000+ steps a day. Needless to say I'm sleeping great at night and oh, yeah, my legs ache.
It's been such a fun adventure for us. I'm getting my husband out exercising with me. I certainly want to keep us both healthy and fit. The walking has been good. We're walking off trail oftentimes, climbing, doing inclines. All good for those glutes and quads! I've found too that I'm fearless once I'm on the hunt. I have been hesitant in the past about hiking off trail, but when my husband says that the cache is probably down that slope and bushwhacking is inevitable, I just go and don't hesitate. Of course, that will be a different story once the ticks are back again next spring.
So, it's been great. My renewed interest in staying fit has taken flight and I have no problem reaching my cardio goals these days.