Last weekend, Matt and I took a little “mini moon” to Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island near Bar Harbor, Maine. We originally planned this trip for July 4th weekend in 2016, but Matt ended up needing emergency kidney stone surgery that very weekend. (Don’t worry; he is fine!)
Happy Monday! So yes, I fell off a treadmill. And it looked something like this:
I’ll tell the full story below in this week’s recap. So without further ado, this week’s fitness replay:
Donald Trump is making me incredibly anxious and pissed off. I am in the Berkshires this weekend doing wedding stuff so I wasn’t able to join any of the incredible protests that happened this weekend. (Though I did donate to the ACLU, and if you can afford to I encourage you to do the same. The ACLU is working hard to protect the core fundamental rights we as Americans have come to expect. In less than two weeks in office, Trump is seriously threatening these rights with his flurry of Executive Orders.)
For me, getting into the woods is a healthy, relaxing way to temporarily regain sanity, and that’s exactly what I did for a few hours this morning. I needed a break from inhaling Twitter and MSNBC.
We drove to Race Brook Falls in Sheffield, MA.
When you get to the trail head right off Route 41, you walk for a bit then are presented with a few options, including a link to the Appalachian Trail.
Oh hello! Last week was probably one of my most fierce weeks in a while. Not so much this week. But I had fun.
Monday: Physique 57in the am. It was the first day of Rosh Hashanah and I have a personal tradition of waking up early to work out before the long sit at temple.
Wednesday: I took a pretty meh Peloton class. The music was blah and I never really hit my stride.
When we planned our recent trip to Colombia, I knew I wanted to fit in an overnight hike. I had never been on one before and I was really curious and excited. I wasn’t sure what it would be like to hike at high altitude. I wasn’t sure how my ankle would hold up. Would I get bored? It was something I wanted to try. I knew it was a great fitness adventure and I wanted to have a go.