Here We Go!
Or, what the hell have I gotten myself into and how can I arrange for sherpas to get me up this mountain?!
I like the alliteration so I left it, but to give myself a little credit I was making pretty good time! Yesterday I did a short jog (dang, my lungs are ridiculously weak), so I decided to do a brisk but longer walk. It was amazing outside; sunny, not too hot but warm enough to be out in a t-shirt and still work up a bit of a sweat. I head straight down Park Street to the waterfront, and then head up the boardwalk. Interestingly, Alameda surprised me today. One of the things that I had noticed several years ago when I was staying here was how mono-ethnic it seemed. Today, it was a beautiful colorful day on all fronts and that made me happy. On my way back along the beach I decided to walk in the sand to add a little more muscle power to my walk. As always, the view was splendid.
Just as I was leaving the beach, I noticed a fellow trainer who looks to be challenging himself a bit more than I am at this time.
I am hoping to get it done by the end of May so that I can focus on training for the last two months.
If anyone wants to plan a hike with me, feel free to message me!
At the end of March I went on a Death Valley adventure with several friends. It has been on my list for a long time, and this year was ideal with what was being touted as the "Superbloom" taking place this spring. From what I understand there was more hype than reality to the superbloom, but we were more than content with the display. The flowers that grow there persevere under the harshest of living conditions in Death Valley, only to show themselves when the conditions are right. It is incredible.
For the complete story and some fantastic photos, head over to my adventure page here.