A Week of Favorites

Hi everyone!  It’s Monday again, and instead of thinking about a week of work ahead (blah) I’m thinking about my past week of workouts.  We had some pretty awesome fall weather here in Alaska, and I was able to spend lots of time outdoors doing my favorite things!

Monday:  Off day

Tuesday: My epic bike ride around Anchorage – check it out here!


Wednesday:  I took Ridley to the dog park for a long walk, and got a few minutes of trail running done in the process.

Thursday:  I had a sick day, but managed to get out for a super lazy kayaking trip with my friend.  Being outside is the best medicine!


Friday:  We walked Ridley for a few miles on the Coastal Trail and saw a few moose in the process!

Saturday:  Despite the fact that it was chilly and overcast, I went hiking with a friend.  We tried a new trail up to the Dome, a small mountain on the edge of East Anchorage.  I’ve never hiked on that side of town before and I loved the view!  I didn’t love how steep the trail was though – there were definitely lots of stops on the way up to catch my breath, and a few terrifying moments on the way down!  But it was a nice 5 mile hike that I’d definitely do again, and I loved that the trail kept going to lots of other, bigger mountains to explore.

Sunday:  I was feeling pretty lazy, but I did spend an hour or so kayaking around DeLong Lake in Anchorage.  With a PSL.  Because it’s fall and it’s cold and I’m basic.


I didn’t exactly meet my fall weekly workout goals – no swimming or yoga happened – but it’s because those are indoor workouts and I can’t stand being indoors during these last few weeks of real sunlight.  Next week is supposed to be sunny as well, and I’m so looking forward to more biking, hiking, and kayaking all week long!

I’m linking up with Misssippipiddlin and HoHo Runs for their Weekly Wrap – you should check out their posts too!

What were you up to this week?  Where’s the craziest place you’ve drank a PSL?

18 thoughts on “A Week of Favorites

  1. As I was diagnosed with a “runners knee”, I did nothing all week but limp around…. and learning Domino’s pizza codes as I might got me a job.
    So nothing exciting on this site of the world…

  2. It looks like you had an awesome week! So envious of your hiking and kayaking…it looks absolutely beautiful!

  3. I love how you truly love your life in Alaska. I read your posts and it just makes me want to chuck everything away and be up there with you. Then I remember I hate the cold. LOL.

    It’s so cool that you can do all these great activities right outside your door.

    1. Haha do it! It’s actually not that cold, it’s just that it’s colder for longer. The views make it worth it!

    1. It’s not too cold – I think the coldest it ever got since I’ve been here (2.5 years) was -10. It’s usually in the 20s or 30s. It’s just that winter is really long and really dark up here. I definitely get Seasonal Affective Disorder in the winter because the sun is only out for about 6ish hours a day. If we had normal sunlight this would be a perfect place to live! 🙂

  4. I would take advantage of the last daylight too to be outside. I hate it when the days get shorter, but it is still warm here, so its like summer is hanging on. I love it. Love your pictures.

    1. Thanks! Yeah we’re about to move from the “normal sunlight phase” here in Alaska to the “no sunlight phase” where I’m taking walks on my lunch break just so I can see the sun for a tiny bit! I’m glad you still have a little bit of summer left!

    1. It’s in the 40s and 50s right now, so just cold enough for a jacket and a PSL at all times! 🙂

  5. I can’t imagine being inside with all of that fall Alaskan beauty just waiting to be enjoyed. I love the light in your pictures. They are glowing. I’m so jealous of your hiking. We don’t have any good trails around here. Thanks for linking, Kristen!

  6. Oh wow! This is the first time I’ve seen your blog and I’m in love with the scenery! Soooo jealous of the views you get to see everyday! I’ll definitely be following you and living vicariously through you 🙂

  7. Don’t you just feel more relaxed out on the water in your kayak? I am camping and only had about 15 minutes before it was too dark to be out on the water, what did I do? Go anyway. It was great! I’m glad to see your out and it’s cold there. I hope I will want to get out in mine after it gets cold.

    1. Yes!!!! I’ve gone for 15 minutes before and it’s so worth it! My friend and I plan on going up until there’s ice on the lakes – if you wear a hat and gloves it makes it way better!

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