Showing posts with label ziplining. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ziplining. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Three Weeks Later...

After three weeks of travel, we are back in Hong Kong and I'm attempting to get back to some sort of routine. Besides battling a little bit of jet lag, this time I'm also dealing with a head cold and laryngitis!

mrC has recurrent training in Columbus, Ohio which works out great for me because I grew up in Cincinnati (just two hours away). While he is working, I drive down to visit my family and he joins us when he finishes. We're really lucky that it works out like this.

Here's a recap of our time in Ohio ---> I'll be doing a separate post for our 5 days in Budapest.

The Alum Creek Trail was near the hotel and we ran there a couple of times. We ran super early when we first arrived in Columbus, but on the last day we were more reasonable and let the moon set and the sun come up.

While mrC was in Columbus working, I stayed at my mom's. It was perfect because it was her birthday week! We had massages, went shopping and had LaRosa's pizza with a bunch of family at my aunt's house. The best was taking her to the Cincinnati Bengals home game opener! It was a beautiful day and we had so much fun that it didn't matter that our team lost. PS - I picked up this cute Coach cross body just before the game and it was perfect (you can't bring large purses/bags into the stadium anymore) for my phone, sunglasses and small wallet. I can't wait to show it off at Happy Hour with the girls ;)

My mom wanted to go zip-lining for the first time and we couldn't let her go alone. It was also mrC's first time. I was the only veteran having gone when I was visiting my friend in West Virginia. It was a cloudy day with rain forecasted, so we were lucky to be our own private party. The instructors at Ozone Zipline Adventures were super friendly, very entertaining and taught us a lot about zipping and nature.

I got to spend as much time as possible with family and (BFF) friends. It's never enough, but we make the best of what time we have. We are so lucky that everyone makes time for us while we are there too.

I didn't workout much while in Ohio. When I could I did, but the rest of the time I was either off visiting someone or crashing from jet lag!

We left Ohio, but instead of heading right back to Hong Kong, we made a pitstop in Budapest to visit youngestC. I'll be writing about that part of our trip soon.

Do you ever mix business with family when you travel?
Do you miss working out when you just can't get to it?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Fitness Friendly Girls' Weekend in West Virginia

I had my first visit to West Virginia when I went to see my good friend for some much over-due girl time. I arrived on Friday afternoon and we kicked off our weekend with some manis and pedis. Since the weekend would be full of new adventures, we fueled up with some gluten-free pizza and vino!

On Saturday we drove to Blackwater Falls State Park. The park offers lots of hiking trails and scenic overlooks. We decided to do the Lindy Point Trail. It was a beautiful trail with rhododendrons flanking both sides.

Just before leaving for WV, the FlipBelt I won from Fairytales and Fitness arrived. It was perfect for storing my phone during the hike. My friend liked it so much she ordered one for herself and her mom!

The overlook -

215 steps down to view the Blackwater Falls.

On Sunday we drove to West Virginia University's Outdoor Education Center in Morgantown for some zip lining. After a brief summary of the course and filling out paperwork, the instructors got us into our harnesses and took us through a mini-lesson on the how-tos of zip lining.

For the next two hours, we zipped...

walked across a sky bridge...

and rappelled.

Zip lining is a total body workout. Between hanging on to the bars (arms) and holding up your legs (core) and hiking (legs), we were worn out…but still smiling!

Have you been on any outdoor adventures lately?