Recovery

Fresh June 8th snow on the mountains across from Lake McDonald Lodge.

Recovery.

Recovery is the process of catching up to normal – whatever normal means to you.

With exercise, it’s generally rest or a much lower version of your exercise routine.

When we travel, it can mean recovery from jet-lag and getting caught up with office administration.

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Did ja miss me?

 Core exercise
Joe made pushups look easy.

Dear Gym, did jah miss me?

i missed you.

Thanks for keeping a light on.

Normal workout yesterday after 10 days without a gym visit.

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Back to back and no soreness

Out for a pre-sunrise walk. The final walk of this first 2019 trip to Glacier National Park.
Lake McDonald Lodge on the lakeside.
Back entrance. Our rooms are directly above on the second floor.
Lake McDonald Marina. My room offers the exact same view.
Lake McDonald Lodge coming up the steps from the Marina.

Yesterday morning and this morning i expected sore legs. 

Nope. 

Two consecutive 30+ mile trips up to the Continental Divide on a bicycle.

Thank you to the Universe. 

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Move like you mean it

All shapes and sizes…of bikes.
The early, early birds are coming down (yellow shirt) when the early birds are going up.
Weeping Wall.
West side big drift.
Perfect temps to relax in the sun.

Move like you mean it.

Wasn’t sure i would be able to bike back-to-back Logan Pass summits. 

Haven’t been biking much the past year. Lungs were amazing. Heart worked hard and hovered in the 100-130 range the entire ascent (4.5 hours). 

To lower the 130+ pulse rate, i’d walk until it was back to 110. Tried to stay in the 120 zone. 

Took lots of photos too. 

The frequent stopping was a gift.

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One leaves, One stays

On second floor. My room is the lit window and the one on the left.
One last photo before leaving Glacier, from Apgar at the foot of Lake McDonald, a tradition.
He headed home on schedule yesterday, a Saturday.
From the airport, i drove straight to Avalanche Creek parking. Got a miracle “last open parking space” space.
Bird Woman Falls is 500’ tall (492’ exactly). One of the first of Bird Woman’s many spectacular views on the way up.
The iPhone has a decent zoom lens.
Heaven’s Peak through the Westside tunnel.
Nice color palate.
The Netherlands father and his High School Junior daughter (who spent her junior year with a Montana Host Family) offered to take this photo after i offered to take a couple pictures of them.

One leaves, one stays.

Be flexible. 

Give and take. 

Be intentional. 

Over-focus. 

We reserved two bikes for three days Tuesday-Thursday. Alas, a road project made biking Going To The Sun Road impossible. 

The only hope was to extend my stay through Monday instead of Saturday. 

Yesterday’s ride was incredible. 

So worth staying. 

Looking forward to today’s ride back up on this Father’s Day 2019. 

Our son and i are returning in July for several weeks, so i didn’t insist he extend his stay – it was his call. 

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