So another casualty of my failure to blog before I left for my trip last week is that I never got a chance to post my workout recap from the week before I went to California. And what a week it was! I managed to do something almost every day of the week, only caving into my laziness on Wednesday.
Tuesday - 30 min interval workout on the treadmill
Wednesday - off (it's good to rest sometimes, right?)
Thursday - living room arm workout:
Wide bicep curl
3 sets of 20 for each
Friday - 30 minutes on the elliptical machine
Saturday - short walk to library (about two miles)
Sunday - 5 mile hike at Sugarloaf Mountain. I followed the Northern Peaks Trail, shown on this trail map. Don't you just love it when there's a trail map online?! - In fact, this trail map was available for free at the trail head too! Hiking Sugarloaf was a friend's suggestion, and it turned out to be a great one! It was pretty easy to get there (not too far from Silver Spring), but it still felt remote and natural.
I even saw real, genuine wildlife! See my deer pic? If you didn't take a picture, you didn't see it ... :) It was pretty crowded, but the park is big so I didn't see too many people along the way. The trails were blazed clearly and the elevation change on my particular trail was enough to make it a hike and not just a walk, but not so difficult that I felt like I wouldn't make it all the way around. I'll definitely be heading back to Sugarloaf a lot more now that I've been reminded of it!