Winter is finally over and spring is ... (Wait for it)... Just around the corner!! I love how often I can throw that little gem in! :)
This post is all about hiking season prep. Spring is that awkward time of year when the weather isn't sure if it's going to be naughty or nice - kind of like Mother Nature's version of puberty. With the variability in temperature, it's hard to plan consistent hikes-- especially those at higher elevations. So, to make the most of this unpredictability, I'm going to talk spring training.
Specifically, quad strengthening! Who wants to run down a mountain, only to find they can't actually walk - or, heaven forbid - go down a flight of stairs ((this happened to me. And I speak from a very excruciatingly, painful memory! I assure you, that you do not -REPEAT: DO NOT! - want the ability to sympathize with me!!))
On Monday, Cory and I are going to start a 30 day quad challenge... And in invite you to join in. This challenge actually seems reasonable to me (I once did 1000 squats in 45 minutes... And you guessed it-- I couldn't walk the rest of the week). We are thinking to start off somewhat milder and work our way up! It should be fun, and build our lower body strength at the same time! And everytime we feel the burn, we will visualize those glorious mountain peaks. Well, at least I will be. I guess I can't technically speak for her. :)
So, with that in mind, here is a short photo essay of what we are planning to do!
If greta can squat, so can you!
So, who is in for the squat challenge? I'll post the link as soon as I figure it how! http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/30-Day-Squat-Challenge-30806625. Let me know if the link doesn't work!
Also- reminder! Our snowshoe is this Sunday!! Penstock loop in kananaskis. Registration is now closed, but talk to us if you're interested in coming along in the future.
Have a happy, spring-like, day!
Sarah and Cory have a passion for hiking and being out in nature. There is no feeling quite the same as standing on the top of a mountain, sitting by a hidden lake, the jelly legs at the bottom of a steep descent, the sun on your face or the wind in your hair. Even our children have come to love it!