It's real! Egad! Finally!
July came and went, and somehow it's August 3rd. Ten days away from the Healthy Living Summit - can't wait - and 38 days until I climb Pikes Peak. In other words, it's crunch time.
After posting about the Pikes Peak Challenge, I reached out to Lindsay from Summit Sandwiches for some advice. She gave me some great training tips, which I will be posting soon. Thanks again, Lindsay!
Last week I jumped into training for the hike, here's what the plan (for now) is:
Monday - 1 hour run / walk + arms
Tuesday - 20 min. run + leg work
Wednesday - 1 hour run / walk
Thursday - 20 min. run + arms
Friday - rest day / cross train + leg work
Saturday - 1.5 hour run / walk
Sunday - Horseback riding + 20 min. run
This is what I intend to follow for the next couple weeks, anyhow. I need to fit in some stair workouts, there are a couple high school stadiums nearby whose bleachers I intend to use.
This past Saturday, I set out for an hour-long walk that turned into a 6.2 mile run / walk. I finally seemed to have found my stride! I finished in just over an hour and felt great, and soooooo sweaty. It's funny, I never thought I would describe being ridiculously sweaty as a positive thing?
Enough about that, time for some food porn :-) Recently, I checked out The Milwaukee Cupcake Company, the first known cupcake boutique in the area. I picked up a 4-pack of cupcakes, each named after a Milwaukee-metro neighborhood.
From bottom left, clockwise: The Cream City - Vanilla Bean, The Tosa - Salted Caramel, The Fox Point - Chocolate Coconut, The North Shore - Red Velvet.
Out of all flavors, the Tosa - Salted Caramel was the standout. Think caramel-laced buttercream frosting, fluffy Devil's food cake base and a surprise gooey caramel center. I'd like another, please!
Second best was the Cream City - Vanilla Bean, and I thought that the Fox Point - Chocolate Coconut and North Shore - Red Velvet were mediocre at best. Not sure if my batch was a tad stale or what, these 'cakes just didn't float my boat. I shall have to visit again soon and give them another chance :-)
Anyhow! Time to get to bed, I've got training in the morning and cupcakes to dream about.