Tag Archives: hiking

Not what it used to be

Remember when HIIT workouts used to be my funzies day, my “yay I’m not lifting’ workout? Now they just suck. 3 weeks of not working out has sapped both my motivation and my fitness and everything is hard and I … Continue reading

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An active weekend: hike, swim, repeat

This weekend has been jam-packed full of fun activity! It started Friday afternoon, when I decided a recovery walk would be nice. The walk turned into a hike when I walked a mile to the trailhead and turned onto the … Continue reading

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Springtime hike

This weekend was mostly rainy and yucky but I found a few hours’ break in the weather and headed out for a hike on the trail nearby. It was still pretty wet, though, and I was glad I wore my … Continue reading

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First hike of 2016

Happy New Year! I hope you all have enjoyed the holidays and gotten some relaxing time in. Santa brought both me and my partner some hiking swag, and we were eager to give our new kit a try. Since the … Continue reading

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Hiking in my own neighborhood

My neighborhood is 100% car-oriented suburb (not my favorite thing, but it’s what I’ve got). However, nearby is a very nice trail system that extends 20-30 miles along a creekbed. I’ve hiked pretty far along it in one direction, and … Continue reading

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A hiking love song to upper body strength

A little lifting, a little cardio, a little stretching. Lifting was a solid upper body workout: biceps, triceps, front and side delts, pec flys, back extensions, lat pulldowns and pushups. (Does anyone else’s shoulder socket pop when doing side delt … Continue reading

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What happens when you don’t stretch when hiking?

When I was preparing for my hike, I had an ambitious idea: every morning and evening I would do a little yoga to warm up my body or stretch out from the day’s exertion. Nothing fancy, just a couple sun … Continue reading

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