Sweaty City

I know, I know, I said I’d blog everyday and I’m late on this one. Well I didn’t throw my New Year’s resolution out the window. I did exercise and I did stay under my daily calorie goal. I just happened to be out and about for most of the day with only 20 minutes from the time I was supposed to leave until the time I started getting ready. Even the most compact exercises require more time than that. So I started to think, if you were heading out, doing stuff in the city, how would you get your exercise in?

This was my view yesterday. SF is some kinda magic!
This was my view yesterday. SF is some kinda magic!

If you live in SF or anyplace with hills, the answer is simple. Just walk. It’s not as intense as the video exercises, but it’s just as fun and in some ways a bit better. Especially when you have sunny, warm days like we did yesterday. One place in particular that offers great exercise and a stunning view is Coit Tower.

800px-TelegraphHillbyJohnCurley
From Wikipedia, Coit Tower

From Wikipedia, “Coit Tower, also known as the Lillian Coit Memorial Tower, is a 210-foot (64 m) tower in the Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San FranciscoCalifornia. The art deco tower, built of unpainted reinforced concrete, was designed by architects Arthur Brown, Jr. and Henry Howard, with fresco murals by 27 different on-site artists and their numerous assistants, plus two additional paintings installed after creation off-site.  The tower, which stands atop Telegraph Hill in San Francisco’s Pioneer Park, offers fantastic views of San Francisco including the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (“Aquatic Park”), AlcatrazPier 39Angel IslandTreasure Island, the Bay BridgeRussian Hill, the Financial DistrictLombard Street, and Nob Hill.”

Although my path was different, it still yielded an amazing view with great company and helped me stay on target. Today I’ll have to do double the videos so I can catch up with everyone else, but that’s okay. When the sun is shining, you have to take advantage of it!