This blog is for and about the Webster family. Each of us want to make choices every day that will result in optimal health and fitness. We represent different generations and different places in life - from empty-nesters to young families to students. Our health goals are as varied as we are, but we want to have a common place to post our progress and our challenges. We will be accountable to each other - to provide support, design incentives, share information we come across, and in general cheer each other on and celebrate our steps toward fitness! If anyone happens upon this blog and is inspired to be more fit and healthy that is icing on the cake. So here we go!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Kathy - Summer Tromping

It's summer at last!  "Winter-spring" lasted way too long! So this marks the first summer of tromping.  We got the Beast last October and the regular tromps officially began then  Fall tromps were spectacular.  Winter tromps had their moments but for the most part were dark and cold.  Had maybe 2-3 days of nice spring tromps, which, by the way, were fabulous.  The rest of 'spring' was a rather weakened edition of winter tromps only with a bit more light. 

I have been dreaming of warm, sunny summer tromps through fields of flowers, with the bright blue sky overhead and the snow-covered peaks in the distance - and that is what we have.  Plus it is wonderful tromping with three beasts now - one large lovely beast and 2 smaller versions.  No need to bundle up or grab a headlamp.  Summer tromps are great.  There is just one thing I hadn't counted on - grass.  I don't have anything against grass, I am just surprised at how tall it gets!  We tromp through various heights of grass, sometimes knee high grass, sometimes thigh-high grass, sometimes chest-high grass.  Certainly an interesting challenge when the field is full of various rocks and holes.  Good thing the baby beasts are growing - they can actually see over some of the shorter grass now.  They are probably glad to see that tromping does not solely consist of trotting through green tunnels. 

I am looking forward to ever longer tromps as the baby beast get larger - not so much ever taller grass!

How are your summer fitness plan coming along?  I am doing the Extreme Fat Loss thing for 2 or 3 cycles - will see how it goes.  At this point I am just doing the diet part.  Have made it through the first 4 days.

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