Exercising my demons

Framingham,MA 
Today
Overcast High 87FLow 70F
  • Temp: 70F
  • Hum: 81%
  • W: 7mph SSW
MONDAY
Patchy rain nearby
High 86F
Low 65F
TUESDAY
Sunny
High 92F
Low 70F
WEDNESDAY
Sunny
High 89F
Low 62F
THURSDAY
Sunny
High 89F
Low 64F

Sunday - August 5

Bike
  • 1h 11m 15s
  • 16.94 miles
  • 14.27 Mi/hr
Sport
  • Hiking
  • 30m

8:00am - This morning I rode from our condo in North Woodstock north towards the Franconia Notch Recreation Trail, which is a paved, multi-purpose path running through the woods in Franconia Notch.  The path itself was very steep in sections, very twisty, and was tricky to ride at any reasonable speed.  Fortunately for me there was nobody around, but I could imagine that it gets crazy later in the day when the tourists come out to play.

Online I was able to find a map of the path, which was on a web page discussing the various safety issues with it.  Interesting reading, I thought.

12:00pm - After packing up all our stuff, we drove over to Loon Mountain and took the gondola ride to the top.  From there we set off on a nature walk that included climbing through some glacial caves.  After having lunch at the top of the mountain, we rode the gondola down and then drove back home.

Saturday - August 4

Sport
  • Stair Running
  • 20m
3:00pm - Today I spent the day at the Whale's Tale Waterpark with my family and all the in-laws.  For me the highlight was going on The Plunge, which started 50' in the air and dropped straight down in less than six seconds.  This slide had no line all day, so I went on it 15 times!  Perhaps people stayed away from it because of all the stairs you had to climb to get the top for only a 6-second ride, but for me I counted it as my exercise for the day.  ;)

Friday - August 3

Bike
  • 2h 59m 18s
  • 46.24 miles
  • 15.47 Mi/hr
9:00am - Today I had a fantastic ride planned, from North Woodstock heading south towards Waterville Valley, with a huge climbing loop around the mountain.  Unfortunately, 3 miles into the climb I discovered that the road was not paved any further, so I had to turn around and head back down.  :(  So, I rode further south on the main roads towards Waterville Valley and made it an out-and-back ride.  Just before the turnaround, there was a 7-mile section of straight climbing, and much to my surprise I actually passed another rider on the way up!  :) There was some road construction along the way, but overall it was a pretty good ride.

Thursday - August 2

Sport
  • Walking
  • 40m

1:00pm - Today I drove with my family to North Woodstock, NH for a long-weekend getaway.  My in-laws are visiting us from CA, so they came up with us, and my sister-in-law and her family are coming over from Maine.

8:00pm - After dinner, my wife and I went out for a brisk walk. 

Wednesday - August 1

Run
  • 08m 32s
  • 1.00 miles
  • 08m 32s /Mi

7:00pm - Well, it was not a long workout, but it was pretty intense.  I took my kids to the weekly track meet, where they have a 1-mile event that adults can do.  It was the first time that I've ever run just one mile timed.  Given that I usually ran around an 11:30 mile for up to 10K, I was happy to do 1 mile in 8:32.

Tuesday - July 31

Sport
  • Volleyball
  • 2h 00m

Monday - July 30

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