Hiking is new to me because I'm originally from Florida where there are no hills. I've come to the conclusion that my favorite part of hiking is talking to all the dogs walking by and having their owners look at me like I'm crazy. I also busted my ass like 4 times, as you can see the skid marks on my shins. Running up mountains full speed with wood chips on the ground is not a good idea. I tried being cute and having my hair halfway up for these pictures and then I got really out of breath and sweaty so I decided to put it all the way up and stop bullshitting. Cali's mountains are really pretty though. They remind me of my trip to Greece.
Okay so usually what I do is 30 minutes of straight cardio every other day. For this day in particular, I jogged 15 minutes straight, then did crossovers and side-to-sides. Crossovers are when you're running sideways but cross each foot over the other while twisting your upper body. Side-to-sides are when you run/hop sideways and your heels meet and separate. After that I power walked for 15 more minutes. Every morning I wake up and stretch so when I get to the gym I'm already stretched out. I always do a follow up stretch after I'm done working out to cool down and not stop abruptly. I advise not going to workout with your best friend because you'll already be out of breath from working out but also out of breath from laughing hysterically at the sounds effects they make while you work out.