I have only been on the Island for three days, and I’m already overwhelmed at all the possibilities that lay before me! I have spent a couple of days simply exploring opportunities available to me as a conservationist, writer, and fitness fanatic.
How do you know if you are making progress in your fitness if you don’t have a gym or a personal trainer to mark progress toward your goal? You mark it yourself. And today, I wanted to test how far Chris and I may have come in our journey of working out in the great outdoors. On October 14, we finished one of the most grueling workouts I’d ever come up with: the Nature Park. The workout entailed us running around the entirety of the park, following all trails going to the left. Well, we don’t run so much as jog or run at a walking pace. But I did us one more in the workout. How much fun would it be to just run? None at all. So, I decided to have us do different exercises every time we came up to a bench. They were quick little circuits, but effective. On that date, October 14, Chris and I finished the entire circuit in 90 minutes. That was about 3 miles of jogging plus several circuits of abs, legs, and arms. Continue reading Work in Progress
There are a couple nature parks near us, and as this month we are still experiencing non-fall-like weather, I decided to try our nature trail workout at another park today. This park was about 20 minutes away at Cooper Mountain. It wasn’t a bad drive, but it is a little further than we ideally would go for a park workout in normal circumstances.
What drew me to try out Cooper Mountain in the first place was, unlike Tualatin Hills Nature Park, Cooper Mountain has a playground, with slides and pull-up bars. So, I wanted to check it out to see if that was a feasible option for a playground workout if we wanted a change of scenery once in a while. Continue reading Nature Trail Workout