Tuesday, June 4, 2013
A walk in the park and grilled goodness
Yesterday was the perfect weather day. A little cloudy with bursts of sun, a little breeze and a sassy 65-68 degrees. This is MY kind of summer. I'd be perfectly happy to have 2 hot days for the people that are into that kind of thing, 2 days of rain to water my plants because I'm lazy and 3 days of low to mid 70's with a light breeze. Last year we were in triple digits for more days than I'd ever like to see again so hopefully this summer can be nice and mild. The Mr and I decided to go walking at the state park 5 minutes away.
The last time we walked this trail was the Fall since it's not hooked up to our cross country skiing trails. It was almost weird when we pulled in I was actually surprised by all of the foliage and green because the last time we were there it was all bare and white with snow. I'm aware it's June but still my brain was jolted. As we hit the stairs, the Mr had to bound up them as usual.
Have at it cracker...I'll see you in 60 seconds as I take my moderate walking pace. Of course at the top is where I usually suck wind but there was a couple up there so I couldn't partake in my 30 second recovery. Oh the things we do to make ourselves not look like out of shape doofs in front of others. (Please, don't you runners out there tell me you don't pick up your pace a bit when you see you're going to cross paths with another runner.) ;-) I burned about 540 calories which isn't a record breaker or anything but a good burn for being out with my honey enjoying the weather. Gotta have some varie-tah from time to time.
When we got home it was time to get dinner together. I grilled some chicken then grilled the quesadillas and brussels and we ate on the lanai.
I love seeing real grill marks!
What variety do you like to throw into your workouts seasonally? Do you ever pick up the pace of your workouts when you're with or pass another person?
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