Saturday, August 08, 2009

Gila recovery trip


I took a break from life in general and headed down to the Gila Wilderness for a few days. Ja'dii and I hiked the Middle Fork Trail to the Meadows, and then hiked over Big Bear Canyon to the West Fork trail.


It sure was a good time. Just me and the dog for a few days - dodging rattlesnakes (actually, only one; see evidence below) and avoiding bears and lightening.


Sure I missed a bunch of workouts, and sure my long run this morning suffered, but I'd like to think it recharged me. I start my real job-type job on Monday. It involves commuting to Santa Fe for the foreseeable future. I'm concerned about getting my workouts in with the schedule. Any tips? I'm planning on swimming a few days during lunch up there at a city pool. Should I workout before the day starts (like 5AM?) or should I wing it in the evening? Decisions decisions. A few days ago, all I had to decide was when to stop hiking and munch on some jerky.

2 comments:

Linda said...

Triguy, Glad you enjoyed the Gila - - it is a wonderful place to escape to and recharge. Only one rattlesnake? Not bad! ; )

BTW, I say you train in the AM - - my thinking is that if anything happens, you have all day to resolve. If you are out hiking in eth PM and get turned around, night fall comes too fast!
Linda@silvercity-realestate.com

Linda said...

Triguy, I just read a few of your posts - Brooklyn, eh? My husband is from Bensenhurst. We've lived at the foot of the Gila for 9 years now. East coast - -nice place to be from!