Beaver Dam Workout
I almost always exercise when I travel. However, what I do depends on where I am, who I’m with, and what equipment (if any) is available. On road trips I’ve been known to take my kettlebells for rest stop workouts but with the limited airline baggage allowances my kettlebells had to stay at home while I’m visiting my family in Indiana. Lucky for me, my parents have a sweet little gym set up. My mom even has a 15lb kettlebell which I’ve been using for high rep work and bottoms up presses. It’s been good change of pace and a chance to practice form. The best exercise, though, has been the exercise I’ve been getting while having fun with my family. Playing with my nieces and nephews, hiking with my husband to see a beaver dam, and bike riding with my brother are not only good for the body but good for the soul.
In front of the beaver dam
acting like a weirdo with my beaver teeth….
…and beaver tail.
There was a really cool spot near the creek where the beavers had chewed the trees down. The stumps were sticking out of the ground like perfectly sharpened pencils. I noticed there were a few trees that the beavers left because they must have gotten stuck after they chewed them so I decided to help by pulling the trees out of the tangled overgrowth. Nothing like helping beavers build their dam for functional fitness. My heart thanks me now but the beavers can thank me later.
Have I ever told you I’m afraid
of snakes, spiders, sharks, blowing drying my hair without earplugs riding bikes on roads with cars? I am. When I was in high school the side view mirror of a car hit my left forearm when it drove up from behind me knocking me off the side of the road. I only got a minor cut but I’ve been scared to ride on roads with cars (which is pretty much all roads) ever since. Thankfully there is now a bike path in my town.
Before I wrap it up…
Thank you for all the kind comments regarding last Friday’s post. I was a bit nervous posting those pictures as I didn’t want to give the wrong impression. Your comments felt really good. Thank you for the support. :-)
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Oh yeah one last thing, I wanted to let you know that the alien vegetable
that I totally spaced and forgot about until just now in last week’s CSA box was a kohlrabi. I know you’ve been been losing sleep over it.
Hope you are having a great week!!!
How do you get in exercise when you travel? Anyone else afraid of riding bikes on roads with cars? What do you think about beavers? I would have done just about anything to see them at work building the dam. Anything except sit around in the cold for hours. What is the silliest title for post you’ve ever written?
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