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The Sweaty Traveler (Joanie)

Staying in shape on the go

The traveling lifestyle has been an adjustment from my physically demanding NYC schedule of dance rehearsals, teaching ballet, Pilates and fitness classes. It amazes me that new blisters are continuously popping up on my beat up, calloused, dancer feet. While 10 hrs of daily walking is great exercise, I haven't yet been able to achieve that glorious, sweaty, post workout high.

I sneak in some pretzel yoga moves whenever and wherever I can. Micah busts out his daily pushups before showering and bends his 6'3'' tower over to touch his toes in the most public displays possible. I prefer to take a more subtle approach and engage my abs and lats (in true Pilates teacher style) while carrying my 30L pack. We're doing everything we can to stay active while on the road.

We got into the athletic spirit while visiting the 2008 Olympic Stadium in Beijing and had the 10 mile hike of our lives at the Great Wall. I've compiled it all into 2 collections of Rocky like footage for your enjoyment.

Bucket Bath Olympics

Great Wall China

Posted by bucketbath 09:26 Archived in China Tagged of china olympics great beijing wall exercise

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You guys are too cute! I'm impressed that Micah is taking all this time to edit things together on your trip. When you get back, I'll Bikram challenge with you to get you back in shape. :-)

by Karen

We love the movies and music. Amazing that you can do this while traveling. We are very impressed with you two. Keep having fun.
Love Aunt Pam and Uncle Hal

by Aunt Pam and Uncle Hal

In mexico, drinking tequila and waiting for the hurricane tomorrow and thinking of you dad

by brent

Come on, if Andrew Zimmern can do it, so can you guys. Eat some bugs! Nibble on rats! Dine on frog intestines! Munch on bat wings! Then, you can sing "Memories" when you get old and the song will mean something.

by Uncle D

You guys look like you're having so much fun!

by shannon

These videos are TOO CUTE! I miss our Pilates classes so much! I love to see you guys are having so much fun though :)

by Hannah

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