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Prepping for the trekking

Working out preparing for hauling the photo equipment around China

As I wrote yesterday I was going to the gym today working toward getting ready for trekking in China. I did put weights in my lightweight backpack, the one I carry every day instead of a purse, and went off to the gym.
I got to the gym and met the trainer at the entry but then the head of trainers, Frank, came by. I told Frank what I was going to do and that I had the weights in my pack. Frank said absolutely no, I was not to wear my backpack like that when working out, I’d hurt my back and wouldn’t work out at all.
Frank gave me a 25lb weight vest that I’m to use for my workouts, much safer as it Velcro’s, fitting close to the body. Then he sent me off to the treadmill where I walked at a steep incline for 30 minutes at 3 mph.
This is the workout I’ll do on days I go without my husband as we do strength and endurance training when we work out together. I’ll have him take a photo when we go back and I’ll post it.
Should be able to run up the Great Wall

Posted by Miss Chris 21:45

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