Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I also got some yoga in a couple times this week. Yesterday, I went to the gym for some time on the elliptical. I put 50lbs in the pack, tossed in a DVD and used the elliptical on high resistance. This was obviously fairly slow moving but got the legs and hips feeling the workout. I also did an abdominal routine as well as various weight exercises. I finished off the time at the gym with an additional bit on the elliptical. More to come later!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
This week I had three days off, so I was able to get a day of skiing in on the first day. Skiing is definitely one of my favorite winter sports and I figure that a full day sliding around should be a good workout for the legs. My second day off I decided that I should load up the backpack with about 50 lbs and go for a hike. I wanted to get an idea for any issues I had with the pack, adjust the straps a bit, and of course begin training my hips for all the comforts of bearing more weight than usual. I only had a couple hours, so I went out to a nearby hill that has a nice trail. I went up and down a few times, trying to keep a relatively quick steady pace. Of course we will be moving more slowly in