He has really enjoyed the late night walks. The OM neighborhood is so peaceful at night. I did have a funny moment when I was blinded by high beams. I wanted to give them the bird but my gut brain told me to just relax. All be damn, it was a Mesa County Sheriff. I [ should have ] Worn My Sunglasses At Night
|Loki Making Time|
The River Trail was well plowed and bone dry by the 3rd of January. So Thats Cool. There are usually a number of New Year Resolution folks out but the trails have been rather empty. Loki and I were out at the Lunch loops and it was as desolate as can be??? Tire Tracks But No People
And its always rather entertaining when I cross paths with someone I know and they are astonished when they see me on my bike. Sure, its 1c out but I was riding last week when our high hit -8c. Mid week looks way warm at about 40F / 4.4c and I expect a massive run off. Will keep in eye on the River
|High Noon!!! -9c|
|So Dig Glistening Snow|
My Garmin doesn't track my snowshoeing worth a crap. My friend R.S. and I stomped around for awhile and her suunto watching MAPPED our route and logged 9.7 miles. My G500 recorded 2.3 miles. Drag
Everything I own is Old Dinosaur Technology!!! Even my snowshoes bear old straps compared to the new light weight velcro shoes. But walking in the snow is better than my best family gathering. HA
My Strava running/hiking/snowshoeing has me at 14.4 miles for the week. If I could just eliminate the Auto Pause from my Garmin, wonder what that new calculation would read???
But Damn do I ever enjoy simply standing still and hearing the life of the forest. The temperature came up so fast that coated heavy branches would release their loads to waiting lower branches. That distinct sound of each pile meeting the ground with a pillow like thud. Its Epic
Crushed the weights at the gym!! The body is feeling terrific and my focus has finally come around. I have passed on counting reps lately and slowed my movement down. Using more dumbbells and cables over bars. Not sure what that is all about but those sets worked me.
I am enjoying the ROKbarre classes. One of the instructors has that young, annoying, fitness voice, and if my eyes are closed, full on Flight Attendant monolog. Its no biggie but I could do without. The other gals are way in tune and have helped me manage my form, the theory behind, and shout encouraging words.
Wait, that what it was!!! Her voice is like spanking in a sentence. My mom was a pro at that. Don't - swat - Leave - swat - Your - swat - Shoes - swat - In - swat - The - swat - Hallway - smack
|A Delicious 10K Loop at 10,000ft|
But I do like the class. The core work has been beneficial on my low back. Examples; We are in a V shape with our feet planted firmly on the floor in front of us. Our back is flat as if on a board. Then we make micro movements while contracting the belly of the muscle until it fatigues/shakes. Those micro movements burn like crazy.
Donkey kickbacks but with very small movements. This draws my attention to all those stabilizing muscles and they burn because they are so weak. We did a side plank and lifted the top leg about 2 inches from the inside leg. No Biggie but pumping that leg about 3-5 inches up/down burns after about 12 seconds. The instructors shoot of 45 seconds to a minutes. I am such a wuss
The Ducks/Mallards have such colorful feathers. The black crows have such a distinct flapping wing sound. But I am in love with TWO Bald Eagles that have been hunting along the Colorado River for about three months now. One will observe from a tree branch while the other floats effortlessly in flight.
|Married 36 Years|
1) Rebuild A Blissmill Relationship
2) Max Rep On The Bench
3) Check In With The Oldies
Sure Hope Your New Year Rips So Far, That You Are Hydrating Your Kidneys, & Please Continue Thinking Of Others First.
|A High Riser Selfie Moment w/the Blue Z|
|Incredible Icicle Display with a National Forest Playlist|
|A Complete Day w/Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, & A Heart - Righteousness|
|Crested Butte, I Miss You Dearly|
P.S. Like A Bike Ride, Keep Looking Forward Towards What You Want To Accomplish