Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Proper Way to Walk a Fitness Trail

It was a beautiful day on Saturday and we had promised our side kick Clover a sniff at the park. This day we decided to head over to Norris Dam State Park and take her on the fitness trail. The fitness trail is on the West side of the park on the right when you get to the bottom of the hill prior to getting to the pool area. Here is the map. Anyway, the trail is about a mile long and along the trail there are about 15 exercise stations. The first 8 are the warm up exercises and then you are supposed to walk at least a half a mile and then do the cool down 8 exercises or so.

So this leads me to the proper way to walk the fitness trail. Prior to starting the trail, we sat down at one of the picnic benches and munched on some $5 cardboard pizzas from Little Caesars. Along with the pizzas we sipped on Diet Pepsi's. After our lunch, we began down the trail upon which we lit up our appropriate after meal cigarette. Along the trail, we stopped at each of the stations and did the exercises.

Upon finishing the last exercise, we started back out of the trail and appropriately lit up our after exercises cigarette. It was a nice day and the trail is a nice one. Just be warned, the start of the loop really get's your heart rate up as it's a 400 yard uphill walk. We have decided that this would also make for a good trail to run and possibly try to get dad out on maybe once a week.

Well that's all I've got for now. Until the next trail comes along,

Take care and enjoy the precious gems that the Earth has provided us.