I realized I haven’t been writing much, or at all for that matter. I promise I haven’t forgotten. I was trying to soak up as much of my time in Seattle as I could. And, to be honest, it’s exhilarating not being tied to a computer all the time.
I did want to share my rock climbing trip at Exit 38 though.
Hiking to our climbing location
My experience with rock climbing up to this point in my 22 years of existence has been all indoors. Rock walls and I are pretty tight you could say.
I found a Groupon for a beginner’s rock climbing class with Treks and Tracks. It was an opportunity I couldn’t afford to miss.
Now I’m hooked. The fact that rock climbing is great for cardiovascular health makes me love it all the more.
Hardest climb we did that day
What’s most addicting though is the feeling you get when you make it to the top. It’s a feeling of accomplishment and encouragement.
“I did this, I can do anything.”
Made it to the top, twice 🙂
If you haven’t gone rock climbing before, GO. I promise you won’t regret giving it a chance. Plus, the views from the top are spectacular.
Living a healthy lifestyle isn’t easy, nor is it cheap. Buying organic fruits and vegetables hike up the grocery bill month after month. What can you do to lower the bill but still eat organic foods?
There are certain fruits and vegetables that are better to buy organic and some that are just fine to buy non-organic. Kristina from Fully Raw shares the secret in her video below. It’s great advice that I’m taking with me to the store!
There’s SO much to do in Seattle. SO much. My brain can’t even handle the amount of information coming through.
I don’t have a car while I’m here, so I’m taking full advantage of the ability to bike everywhere. That’s one of the many wonderful things about the city.
This was taken at one of my favorite locations I discovered while on a bike ride.
I’ve never been much of a biker before moving out here. I still wouldn’t consider myself a biker, but it’s growing on me, definitely.
This summer I’m trying everything I can. Routines get old fast. Incorporating new things keeps things fresh and exciting. It also helps to keep your motivation up. Who doesn’t need that? I know I do!
I’m challenging myself to bike 50 miles a week. Yes, 50. It’ll be hard, and there will be times I’m way off, but I’m going to try; I need to do more cross training.
Taken from another bike ride
Cross training is extremely useful. It requires you to target different parts of your body, helps prevent injury, and kills boredom. I want to be an all around athlete, so I have to train like one. Biking is one of my weaknesses, which works out great since that’s my main mode of transportation for the summer.