Felsman Loop and Bishop Peak have become my outlet, my go to, my place, my connection. Don't worry, I share. I have been to the top of Bishop Peak probably close to 200 times. For about 6 months, I went to the top 2-3 times a week. Some times I add on Felsman Loop before I go to the top, but Felsman offers a whole other set of assets. There are several benches and even a sturdy picnic table, all of which lend themselves really well to a running circuit workout. There's even a couple steep inclines for hill repeats (yay, hill repeats!!).
I have taken a number of clients out on these trails for both personal training sessions and small groups and it's often their favorite session of all the locations and workouts we do. Being out on the trail is one step closer than a park in actually being in nature. Even though town is right there, it offers a little nature pocket. Yes it can be hot, no there's not a lot of shade from the sun, but being out there under the oak and out on the grassy hillside with wind and bugs blowing through your hair, it feels really good. It's hard to deny.
I love going to the top of Bishop, because I love rock hopping DOWN the hill (I'm a downhiller). But I also love Felsman Loop because of the ability to get some solid trail running in but also to build some strength by using my body weight and a bench or table. Trails are now pretty populated by dedication benches, this idea can be adapted and that's the beauty. Anyway, here's what I did today up on my favorite mountain.
A shout out the Gymnazo, I wear this shirt with pride. I never knew I could learn so much in 10 weeks as an intern there!
Sometimes all you need is a picnic table.
Yoga on my favorite bench!
I'm a mother, a wife, an athlete, a yogi, a nature lover but I am NOT a writer. So read at your own risk. I will post Sneak Peeks to my Circuit Saturdays and other workout ideas and inspirations. I will also likely write about what I'm learning, about life's struggles and triumphs (both big and little) and about this journey of life. Thanks for visiting and I'll see you at a workout soon!