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.

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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.

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

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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!

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

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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!!