Saturday has completely changed from every other Saturday at Fitness Ridge. On Saturday, everyone use to go do the Stop Sign Hike. But that was retired last week. The end of an era. Some would say that it's a good thing, while others feel it is removing a tradition. Either way, with the growth of Fitness Ridge it is no longer feasible to have everyone trek up the mountain to the Stop Sign. You can still do Stop Sign Hike on Saturday, only you have to be one of the first 11 to sign up. There is about 4 or 5 hikes available on Saturday and you can also chose Cardio Blast and stay on campus. I chose cardio because I am nursing my wounded feet. I tried out my new sneakers today and I am going to be golden next week doing my workouts. Be sure you have toe room in your shoes. When hiking you point your toes a lot on the rocks and if you have little room in your shoes it will become uncomfortable. Also you will find that you swell up a little bit hiking as well. So have breathing room in your shoes, just not slippage.
After that class we had choice of pool or cardio circuit, I chose cardio circuit for my feet. Didn't want to get my feet wet till they heal more. So more intense cardio, but the intensity and joint effort of everyone just makes you want to do it, and you do! Lisa is a trainer from Canada and has spent the week here working on her education in nutrition and she was a motivator for many. For me today, she pushed me to a new place on the elliptical. Thanks Lisa, I love you and am sad you are leaving tomorrow! But I am your caterpillar until further notice, that butterfly is coming soon!
Ivy above misses her mom and I miss my daughters so we decided to adopt eachother for the month since we are both here that long. Ivy is staying 2 months so I promised to find a replacement for me when I have to leave.