09 January, 2010

brrrr but a great day outside

DBF and I went cross-country skiing today. This is at Shelburne Farms, looking towards Lake Champlain and then a bit further, across the lake, the mountains you see are the Adirondacks in New York. Shelburne Farms was Lila Vanderbilt Webb's agricultural estate. Nice nice piece of property, and now a National Historic Landmark. It's still a working farm, has an Inn open during summer, and the grounds are open during the winter so folks can ski/snowshoe for free.

Skied for a little over an hour before nature called and went in for a bio-break. At that point, we called it a day. I'll count that as the equivalent to 4-5 easy miles.

06 January, 2010

Wow, so the gym is packed these days. I guess I shouldn't be surprised at that? Lots of folks with New Years Resolutions to get fit and healthy.

Now, normally, I get annoyed by the fact that all these new faces pack the gym for the first month or two of the year - and HEY BUDDY, get off my treadmill. But, I was completely inconsistent the last 4-5 months of 2009, and now I am one of the New Years Resolutionists. So I will keep my trap shut about how crowded it is. LOL.

Anyways, I've been doing just mixed cardio the last few days. We got 30" of snow over the weekend - yes, you read that right, 30" - and I think I pulled a muscle in my left lower back. That's been a bit ginger, so I'm doing light stuff to warm up and loosen the muscles. I'll try for a run tonight.

See above for what 30" of snow looks like.

01 January, 2010

Welcome to 2010!

I got to the gym yesterday afternoon for a workout. 40 minutes of mixed cardio (treadmill and elliptical). Then a good stretching session.

Back at it today with 4-5 miles. Heading over there now. Normally, I would expect complete madness since it's the first day of the year, but given it's a holiday, it should be fine. NEXT WEEK, though, when everyone is back to work, and going to the gym after work - well, that's when it'll be zooey. I'm not looking forward to that.