30 + Fearless Week 7: Finding Extrordinary in Ordinary
This week has been an uneventful one. Due to poor weather, some sessions were canceled. Then, by the weekend, I was exhausted and wanted to be able to relax on a Saturday morning.
However, the day was perfect. Sunny, few clouds, and the temperature wasn't scorching.
Off we went to explore a new hiking path with the dogs. Then, we went on a long drive to another hiking area, which ended up being an adventure. This was thanks to the road becoming what looked like the beginning of a Jason movie.
Abandoned work trucks, sheds with the roofs caving in and needing a sand as well as random houses with no sign of life, except for old trucks covered in tarps. As the road ended, we even to find one vehicle, which was empty and no sign of anyone else around
at a campground.
The day continued to be busy when we returned back to the city. Good thing we got the hike in when we did because by evening the dark clouds had rolled in. Spewing rain and harsh winds, which made it safer to stay in the house.
Scary movies, anyone?
Sunday started with a 16-mile cycle. We took it a little easier for the rest of the day. This was one of those mundane weeks. Nothing was out of the ordinary. I felt as if I had little to give to this installment. But then I realized, being active outdoors is still important. Sometimes you need to blow off the gym routine and take it to a park, mountain, trail, or anywhere around you that helps you inhale nature. Even if you have allergies (my almost killed me), it's still worth it.
Changing up your routine is important. Keeps you from getting bored and leaves your muscles guessing. A few years back, I went to the park once a week and did a plyometric workout. It was a wonderful experience to just crank up my music, get lost in the movements, and have some gorgeous views while doing so.
I urge people to remember that being active and fit is much more than lifting weights, punching/kicking bags, or however you find yourself getting a sweat session on. Taking time out to enjoy an evening stroll, or hike will burn some calories and make your soul warm.
Until next time,