It seems as if the unbearably hot days have come and gone. Today it was so beautiful outside, I just couldn’t resist taking Goose to the park and skipping the gym. We went to Sidecut Metropark, which we seem to be visiting quite a bit latley!
For some reason it felt like we had the park all to ourselves for once, seeing only a few people during our hike. It was a peaceful 2.5 miles, listening to the birds chirp and the leaves that have recently begun to fall crunch as we walked. We were so quiet that we came across a doe about ten feet in front of us. Unfortunately, I was not quick enough to take a picture before the doe darted off. So we went on our way.
Not far up the trail, we ran into two more deer who seemed to be enjoying a little afternoon snack. They were kind enough to let us walk right on by. Surprisingly, Goose didn’t even bat an eye at them.
And towards the end of our hike we ran into a little buck! The buck didn’t waist much time on us though, he was very busy and must have been late for a meeting or something like that because before we knew it, he was gone!
After the deer extravaganza, Goose and I took a nice 1.5 mile run to end the evening off on a strong note. I hoping for more nights like this to come! Who’s says that being healthy can’t be fun?!
Being healthy isn’t always easy, so I have set some ‘New state, New Fitness’ goals for myself sense we have moved!
Austin and I have joined a cross fit gym here in Ohio and so far so good. I have recently learned that even though the provided gym equipment can be nice to use, its not the only thing you can do to work out. To keep things interesting, we have been trying new workouts using tires, sledge hammers, sleds, rope, exercise balls, and kettlebells.
For more examples of some of the workouts we have been doing, check out my workout pins on pintrest!
The gym is not for everyone though, in fact, some days its not for me even! There are so many ways to be active and live a healthy life style, so here are a few more of my fitness routines that I have been working on.
I ran cross county for about 3 years while in middle school. So I thought to myself, that if I was able to run on a regular basis when I was younger, then what was stopping me from getting back out and running again? When in reality nothing was stopping me except for myself, and I have decided to change that. To hold myself accountable to this new running goal, I decided to sign Goose and I up for a 5K in October. We haven’t made it much farther than 1.5 miles yet, but we still have time. I haven’t given up hope yet!
And finally, my favorite way to stay active is hiking!
Ohio just so happens to have some of the most amazing Metroparks available to everyone, for free, everyday! I will touch more on these parks a little later in the week. But I find hiking to be the most relaxing exercise that I am always able to do even on days that I don’t feel my best! And it makes me feel even better knowing that my dog was able to enjoy being outside with me!