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Training Log Archive: Funderstormin

In the 7 days ending May 19:

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  Trekking/Hiking1 2:45:00
  Strength Training3 2:15:00
  Running1 45:00
  Yoga (Other)1 30:00
  Total6 6:15:00

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Saturday May 19 #

9 AM

Strength Training 45:00 [3]

Friday May 18 #

6 AM

Strength Training 50:00 [3]

6 PM

Running 45:00 [3]

Birthday run at Puslinch with Allison and Mrs. Tiny followed by a lovely dinner at the Old Marina! :-D

Thursday May 17 #

Strength Training 40:00 [3]

Have been down for the count the past few days as my cold worsened and I had to admit defeat to my body. Wasn't sure if this was a good idea or not this morning as I've been bedridden for a couple of days but I am convinced it helped get things moving around. Hopefully on the upswing now!

Monday May 14 #

Yoga (Other) 30:00 [1]

Sunday May 13 #

Trekking/Hiking 2:45:00 [3]

Relocated Earl to Taconic State Park on Saturday night so that I could scramble up Bear Mountain in CT the next morning. Woke up Sunday morning sicker than ever and logic would dictate I should have stayed in bed! But since adventure trumps logic most of the time for me, I reasoned that I'd regret more NOT going on my adventure than doing it in a bit of discomfort.

The trail was a lollipop that started on the Undermountain trail then met up with the Appalachian trail about a mile from the summit of Bear Mountain. At just over 2300', it's not actually all that high but I loved the idea that it was the highEST and that I'd get to go on the AT too. The route up was not too bad and I was wondering why the trail descriptions I'd read talked about scrambling during the last half mile. Had the summit to myself, save for a thru-hiker quietly asleep under a trail nearby! I thought about leaving a peanut butter sandwich for him but was worried I'd scare him by going so close to his tent.

Continued off the hill on the AT on the other route up/down, and then I saw what was meant by scrambling! The trail was all rock and with my back out I wasn't sure I could make it down safely and almost turned around. But I just took my time and made good use of my poles and sliding down things on my bum and was glad I got to see a different trail on the return route. Saw the spot where the AT crosses the CT/ MA state line which I thought was super cool!

When I got back to the van I made Earl's signature 2018 dish: a McEarl, which is a McCain hashbrown sandwiched between two mini tortillas with cheese. Despite the cold and kinda cripply back (which I'll let rest now), I was very glad that I went through with this adventure!

And I got all the beer across the border too, so success on all fronts! :-D

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