I took a day off from blogging because I had two doctor’s appointments yesterday. A fun day away from the computer, right? No. Not at all. I guess I could have blogged last night but B and I have been doing the Insanity workout in the evenings. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this type of regimen, it involves a lot of cardio, suicide drills and weird push-ups, hence the name “Insanity”. Shaun T is the good man behind this workout plan and the reason why I cannot walk today.
Keeping with the fitness theme of this post (because I’m so fit and all), I thought I’d share some hiking photos from Scotland. Hiking is the part I miss most about our time abroad because it was a fun way to get in shape. Aside from the rain, the weather in the UK is perfect for this type of activity because you’re never too hot or too cold; the temperature is fairly stable all year long.
If we weren’t traveling to another country on the weekends, we would try and find a different trail every Saturday or Sunday. We even bought gear from our local sport shop to make ourselves feel completely legit. For this type of trail, I’d recommend a small bag, water bottles, a first aid kit, snacks, hiking boots and waterproof jackets with hoods. Hoods are key if you don’t want soaking wet hair (the worst).
Bennachie is a range of hills located in Aberdeenshire and it’s a popular place to explore because of the view. If you’re a fan of the Scottish countryside like we are, you’ll enjoy seeing all of the fields of sheep and brightly colored flowers — especially if you visit while the rapeseed is blooming (the bright yellow fields below).
Did you notice that Malcolm eventually wanted to be in the photo?
Coming down is difficult for short people.
I think Malcolm misses his home country too because he was always off leash. He would run around, explore his surroundings, and come back to us every time. Here in the States? I don’t trust him at all. Sorry, little man!
Ahhh. To be in Bennachie Scotland again.
Do you enjoy hiking? How does your family stay in shape?
Filed Under: Aberdeen, Scotland, Travel