As I mentioned last week, my husband and I have been enjoying hiking. After getting lost last week and spending several hours on the trails, we wanted to go back, retrace our steps and conquer the trails. There are hundreds of miles of trails at Bear Mountain, so it’s hard to run out of options.
Right now, I enjoy hiking because I’m able to be active without the worry of being injured. Hiking doesn’t use the same muscles as running, and I’m able to hike completely injury free and “not worry about it”. Even though my running is currently injury free, I still worry. During my injury, I’ve discovered a new and exciting hobby to be active. Plus, it allows me to see various local areas from a whole new view (and of course new diners too).
We started off near the lake and hiked upwards. The first 2 miles were nearly straight uphill to get to the top of Bear Mountain. Fitbit told I climbed 100+ flights of stairs and two days later, I’m extremely sore.
We made it to the top and were able to see several different views including the lake we started. It’s hard to believe how high we climbed.
After that, we worked our way in a large loop around the mountain and to the opposite side. We were able to see a faint view of NYC about 50ish miles away. If you look close towards the center, you can see the New York City skyline about 50 miles away.
Of course, we had to take a selfie as well.
Question for you:
What is the most tiring workout you’ve ever done?
For me, I believe it’s cycling or hiking.