On Labor Day, I was up near Peterborough, NH, climbing Mt. Monadnock.
Mt. Monadnock is the 2nd most-climbed mountain in the world. Many people mistakenly believe that it’s just a little mountain. Believe me it is a real mountain! almost 3200′ (about 1800′ up from the trailhead). The hike was close to 4 miles round trip.
My husband and I climbed it about 14-15 years ago and I remember it being hard work then – and it still is. But in some ways I found it easier because my balance is good (thanks to yoga) and I could make use of my upper body strength as well as my leg strength on the descent.
Since June, when I took Peggy Cappy’s teacher training course, I have been doing Sun Salutations on every day. Sun Salutations increase cardiovascular fitness. Downward Dog, Plank, and Upward Dog build upper body strength.