April Cardio Workouts – Cycled To Kentucky!

Despite a fairly rainy April, my outdoor workouts picked up considerably and my virtual walk to me to the Bluegrass State of Kentucky.

Despite a fairly rainy April, my outdoor workouts picked up considerably and my virtual walk to me to the Bluegrass State.

My cardio picked up considerably in April. Between my spin classes, walking and 5K training, I virtually traveled 221 miles and ended up just outside Morehead, Kentucky. That’s well ahead of my 72-mile monthly average since this little project started. Good weather (mostly) and a healed knee worked wonders.

April Workout Mileage Breakdown

Activity Miles Days
5K Training 8 8
Spin Class 163 16
Swimming 0 0
Walking 50 10
Weightlifting 0 10
Yoga 0 4
Total 221 48
Daniel Boone National Forest is home to Yahoo Falls, a 113 foot waterfall.

Daniel Boone National Forest is home to Yahoo Falls, a 113 foot waterfall.

Where Am I?
Using my trusty AAA Trip Tik map, I landed in the Daniel Boone National Forest, a beautiful place with rugged terrain west of the Appalachians. It’s a great place to explore with lots of sandstone cliffs, ravines, large lakes, and plenty of rivers and streams.

There’s a ton of fun things to do here – camping, rock climbing, boating, scuba diving, waterskiing, fishing and hunting, and horseback riding. With 150 miles of trails, it’s perfect for hikers and equestrians.

If you need a break from the woods, then head over to Morehead, home of Morehead State University and the Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival, something my hubby would love to go check out.

Want to learn more about Appalachian culture, then head over to the Kentucky Folk Art Center, a folk art museum that preserves and promotes the area’s traditional music, storytelling, literature and crafts.

For you history buffs, Morehead was the location of a deadly political feud — the Rowan County War — that took place between 1884-1887.  About 20 people died and an up to 100 injured during the feud. The state militia was called out 3 times to stop the violence. Things got so out of control the state seriously considered dissolving the county. The aftermath of the feud lead to the creation of Morehead State University.

Where Am I Headed?
I significantly increased my miles in April, despite the very wet weather. Hopefully May brings even more sunshine and I can push myself closer to 300 miles.  We’ll see if that’s enough to get me to Indiana.

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