Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fall Colors

Well, I'm back home now after a nice long weekend visiting family just outside of Minneapolis. It was good to breath fresh air and see the Fall colors. I had hoped to visit an apple orchard but we didn't have time for that. I did visit the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum with my Mom and nephew though. It's a beautiful area that is obviously treasured by locals and visitors alike. We went on Monday morning and the place was packed with people of all ages, school groups, and volunteers. People were picnicking, walking the 3 mile drive, visiting the various gardens and checking out the more than 100 types of pumpkins and gourds (I had no idea there were so many)! I've been to Minneapolis four times now (each season) to visit my sister and her family and we've visited the Arboretum each time. While I didn't get to run as many times as I had hoped (stupid stomach ache), walking around the Arboretum was great exercise and a great way to enjoy the Fall colors!



We did stop at the AppleHouse, which is part of the Arboretum but down the road, to pick up apples on the way home. I should have taken a picture, but I was too enamoured by all the apples! I picked up a few Fireside and Regent apples, both varieties I had never tried before and both very crisp and delicious! I just love fresh apples in the Fall!

I went to the gym this morning for a workout to get back into things. Tomorrow I plan on getting back out for a run. Unfortunately with the late sunrises now it will probably be dark when I start and finish my run. There should be a lot of runners out though getting ready for the marathon which is now less than a month away!

How are your workouts going this week?
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today's workout -
10.5mile bike
3x10 cable pull twists
4x10 squats
2x35sec planks
50 hanging reverse crunches
stretching

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Beautiful fall color.