ALL THE HEAVY THINGS!
Okay, so a quick rundown of what I did physically each day whilst on vacation in southern Utah from August 1 to August 9 (hence my silence on GZ):
Aug 2: 2 mile walk
Aug 3: 2 mile walk + 2 hours horseback riding, incl. cantering, so a whole lot of thigh and hip exertion was involved -- not to mention abject terror, good for blood and adrenaline flow
Aug 4: 2 mile walk + 1 mile hike/wade through small but powerful Virgin River
Aug 5 and 6 were mostly spent driving to Moab, but there were a few small hikes in there
Aug 7: 4 hour raft ride on Colorado River; much swimming and some sunburning involved
Aug 8: 4 mile hike, uneven sand/rocks, some scrambling, in bright sun/104-degree temps, whilst hauling a 25-lb backpack (which ended up being about 17 lbs after I drank a gallon of water)
Aug 9: Run from one end of Denver airport to the other with 50-lb duffel bag
My plantar fascist heel hates me again, and my right knee told me to piss off about halfway through the trip, but I took loads of ibuprofen and soldiered on. This coming week is recovery. Last week of August, I get back on the regular exercise.
I'm also doing a whole-foods cleanse diet for three weeks. Wish me luck.