I love my gym. It's the local high school. My community Boot Camp co-op has the great privilege of using it between 4:30 and 6:30am on M-W-F while school's in season. I love my fellow early-morning boot-campers, I love the sunrise coming up when we walk out of the school sweaty and spent, and I love these nasty old barbells. Pretty soon, it'll be spring enough that my workouts will morph from circuits in the gym and lifting in the weight room to running on the roads and lifting produce bins in the fields. I'll love that, too. For play there will be road rides on our crazy hills and leisurely sight-seeing rides on the many Rails-To-Trails groomed and gorgeous through nearby farming communities. Life is sweet.
Farm Girl Fitness
YOU first, then the farm! Having been in the farming biz now for nearly 10 years, I've seen enough to know that we treat our farms, families and friends far better than we treat ourselves. I've been out of the fields for back injuries, colds, plantar fasciitis and carpal tunnel syndrome. I've carried 50 extra pounds on my body and eaten frozen pizza while packing organic veggies into CSA boxes. But not any more. This blog is about allocating time, space and energy enough for cooking well and working out - getting farm girls the fuel they need to keep up the good fight of feeding the world.