Saturday Walk

A good morning that turned out warm & humid, but still a great walk!

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A few people have expressed interest in joining me on the North Branch Trail walks, so here goes:

You are invited to join me on Saturday, August 19th

We will meet at LaBagh Woods in the parking lot off of N Cicero Ave.

Walk will leave at 10:00 am on Saturday and go South to the Irene C Hernandez Family Picnic Area to pick up the first of the Postcards, then return to LaBagh Woods to pick up the second Postcard. Anyone interested in walking longer can then join me in continuing north for 30-45 minutes or so.

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Please look for the red Mini Cooper in the parking lot.

If you have not had a Nordic Walking session from me, or you need a refresher, please let me know and we can meet at 9:30 to get you up to speed.

Please remember water and appropriate clothing. In case of rain the walk will be rescheduled.

 

Postcards from the Park

In case you haven’t been following the Forest Preserves of Cook County have an event: Postcards from the North Branch Trail

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I’ll be hitting the trail this morning with a friend and a shelter dog from Evanston Animal Shelter (where we volunteer) to get a few miles in.

Edited to add: Smokey!

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Smokey is currently available for adoption from Evanston Animal Shelter

I plan on doing the full 22 miles of the trail from Foster Avenue up to the Chicago Botanic Gardens in the next two months, walking in segments starting from the south end and stopping at each of the 6 postcard stations for photos.

I’m looking for others to join me in my walks. Please message me or comment below if you would like to join me.

For more information on the FPDCC Event: Click Here

 

Finding my Limits

One of the best things to come out of my hike in South Dakota is a real test of my hiking training program.

Unfortunately the Chicago area is very limited for hills, and stair training can only do so much – so now I’m adding additional exercises to improve my functional strength, stability and mobility in three areas of limitations:

Ankles, Hips and Wrists!

Ankle and Hip limitations are almost self-explanatory – just look at this terrain:

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Hiking Project Kickoff

I’ve done pretty well with Intention 1 & 2 this year. See Post

Now the rest of the year I’m working on Intention 3 & 4: do more Hiking & Trail Walking and to do more Strength & Flexibility activities.

I’m now kicking these into high gear for the next 10 weeks.

With this training plan, I will be doing monthly long walks/ hikes around the Chicago area, please let me know if you would like to join me!

Contact Me

Let me know if you would like to work out with me or get your own customized training program for Hiking or Nordic Trail Walking!

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Intro to Nordic Walking

Just a quick note to announce upcoming Intro to Nordic Walking sessions for June!

Join me at the park along the lake in Evanston.

Thursday June 1st at 6pm

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Sunday June 4th at 12:00

Come learn about the many benefits of Nordic Walking and participate in a brief walk.

Walking poles will be provided.

RSVP to reserve your spot and get meeting location details.

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