We are blessed with a beautiful trails and parks near our house.
We have used the paved Lowell Parkway Trail many, many times during marathon and half-marathon training. It is paved and well maintained, partially shaded and has a water fountain and outhouse along the way.
We only recently “discovered” the gravel trails (meant for horseback riding, cross-country skiing, biking, hiking and snowmobiling) in The Meadows Park but used it several times during half-marathon training. It is hilly and winding with varied terrain.
Now that racing season is pretty well over, we’re getting back to other forms of fitness. Christopher is working on building his push-ups and sit-ups, while I’ am working on overall consistent strength training. We’ve played tennis a few times already, too.
And with the change in the weather, we’ve been itching to dust off our bikes and explore our beautiful surroundings a bit. Christopher surprised me yesterday by pulling my bike out of the corner of the garage, filling the tires and taking it for a test spin. And I fulfilled my end of the deal today by taking it for a 9-mile ride on the trails.
It was breeze blowing, leaves crunching, squirrels chirping, crickets humming, branches rustling perfect…
My legs were tired and my bum was sore, but my heart was so happy just being outside and soaking up the sunshine and surroundings.
Fall is so wonderful—perfect for playing outside during the day and snuggling up inside at night.
Christopher and I are planning to go to the pumpkin patch this weekend to pick up pumpkins and apples. We’re also thinking of brewing a batch of beer. And we’ll probably get out for a ride.
It should be absolutely perfect.