Week 2 of lockdown is where we started the real work of getting fit again. After the long days at work, it was immediately getting into the great outdoors and enjoy whatever weather was thrown at us.
With weights and fitness tests completed, our Polar Vantage and Polar ignite watches would keep us on track with the help of the Polar Balance Scale.
It was Halloween, and a rare blue moon coincided with this special evening. We decided to take the old bog road and venture from there off road through the forest and fields. Plan was to fine-tune our navigation skills, and we must say we were delighted with our current level of navigational skills.
The shoes and trousers weren't too happy though, crossing some streams and getting stuck in mud, we ended up covered in muck from top to bottom. But we were happy, happy to live in County Sligo and happy that we have plenty of wild terrain within our 5km radius
And during the week, we had more reasons to be happy about. During our adventures, we test a lot of outdoor gear and write reviews about them. All the gear we test, we purchase ourselves so we can provide our followers with unbiased reviews. In order to support us a bit with these purchases, we are affiliated with some companies we love and use quite a lot. One of them is sportsshoes.com who accepted our affiliation, so another reason to be happy. These affiliated companies provide us with a percentage of product sales whenever somebody follows the links through outdoorfitnesssligo to their website and decides to make a purchase.
And the beauty is that to you who makes a purchase, it comes at exactly the same price as what you would pay when visiting the website directly, to us it means a few euro in the bank which we reinvest in outdoor gear. (PS click the picture below and discover sportsshoes.com)
During week 2, we also introduced cycling. During the weekend, we cycled along the quiet country roads within the 5km radius, .... During the week, we cycled in darkness. The clock changed as well meaning that it was now dark at 5pm, but that added to the fun. In this season, it is easy enough to feel down, especially with the short days and negativity which floats around on social media, but getting that daily micro-adventure helps a lot.
America has also turned a page, saying goodbye to a clown of a president and welcoming a new chief in command backed by a strong new Vice-president. So a very positive week was closed off with a trip to the Polar Balance which highlighted a very positive 2.6 kg weight loss.