Friday, March 25, 2016

Last Trail Run!

This evening I enjoyed my last trail run, just a short one to stretch my legs.  My favorite trail is just a quick walk from my house.  It is wooded, hilly, and secluded.  In fact, in the hundreds of times that I have run on it, I have only seen one other person.  Yet, my private trail is maintained, even decorated.  All along it are odd shaped sticks, cairns, trinkets, memorials to pets, even tiny wind chimes.  And tonight I was treated to this lovely bench.

I don't know who put it there, but it seemed like a good reason to take a minute to stop and contemplate the adventure that I am about to begin and all of the hard work that has gotten me to this point.  I can't wait to get started. #everest2016  

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

This is a week of wrap-ups in preparation for Everest ... wrapping up projects and initiatives at work, finalizing gear lists and shopping, farewell dinners with friends ... but I am most excited that this evening was my last hypoxic workout!!

Hypoxic generator and mask ready for a run on the treadmill
While I appreciate the technology involved with generating air that contains less oxygen than atmospheric air, and am grateful for the acclimatization benefits that it gives me, hypoxic workouts are no treat, and I will not miss them.  

The next time that I breathe anemic air, it will be for real!

#everest 2016 #hypoxico