PULSE On the Road: Part 2: Alaska Days 4-5

...the journey continues!... Ship's Log: Day 4: Skagway

I got up that morning while B slept off the excitement of seeing the bear (and the embarrassment of his wife pretending to BE a bear) and worked out!

3 sets:

  • Single Leg Dumbbell Deadlift x 10 R/L
  • Renegade Dumbbell Row x 10 R/L
  • Heel Drop x 10 + Janda Sit up x 10
  • 2 min rowing machine between sets

3 Sets:

  • Pistol x 10 R/L
  • Push Up x 10
  • Side Plank Variations
  • 2 min rowing machine between sets

The ship stopped in Skagway, where we hopped on the White Pass and Yukon Railway for a trip up the old gold mining trek.  Seriously... best money we spent the whole trip.


The railway - which many people said could never be built - climbs more than 3,000 feet in just 20 miles over mountains and gorges to join the Yukon to the coast.


We had SO MUCH FUN riding in the old-timey cars!


That night, we sat and had a drink in one of the lounges and listened to dude playing acoustic guitar/singing covers of some truly awesome songs.  One drink in me and I was thiiiis close to yelling "DAVE!!! PLAY SOME DAVE!!!"  Then he took a break.  Sad.

Ship's Log: Day 5: Tracy Arm

This was probably one of my favorite days on the trip.  The weather was sunny and breezy (and cold!) all morning, while we cruised up the fjords and a bit overcast in the afternoon while we napped and worked out.  Perfection...

Summer vacation?

We cruised up the Tracy Arm Fjords to the glacier - and because the water was so calm/the ice so low, we were able to get just 1.5 miles way from the glacier!


One of those days that remind you just how tiny we little humans are...


That afternoon, after some napping in the library while attempting to read a book, we hit up the gym for a second round!

I did 45 min on the treadmill while B did my workout from the day before:

  • 2 min walk (steep hill)
  • 1 min walk (flat)
  • 2 min run
  • 1 min walk
  • repeat

*It's a janky tabbata for those of you who are looking for the missing zeroes.

That night, we trekked down to the onboard movie theater and watched IRON MAN 3!!!! Seriously - did I mention I'm a little kid? - I was scary excited since I hadn't been able to see it in theaters.  EEE!  We ended the night with cinnamon ice cream from the midnight buffet.  I die.

Stay tuned for days 6 & 7!!