Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Take a Hike with the Y.

Our first hike and it had to be in the 90’s, but fearlessly we set out from the Y parking lot at 4:05 (we thought a 5 minute window was sufficient) and unloaded at Wadsworth Falls State Park by 4:20. All had plenty of water and good solid boots and came with a spirit of adventure open to discover a “new” place.

What an amazing place it is with trails running every which way through beautiful woods, along impressive running brooks, past cascading falls both large and small. Being outdoors (no matter what the heat) is always a treat and the ability to explore different places and share time with others who are similarly inclined is a bonus.

Our next hike (4/21) will provide an opportunity to explore the trails that run through our YMCA Camp Ingersoll in Portland. This too is an amazing
place with plenty of ups and downs and great sites to see.

In May (5/5 and 5/19) we will be exploring the Mattabesett Trail that runs both north and south off the intersection of Routes 66 and 147. In June (6/2 and 6/16) we plan to explore some of the many hiking opportunities available at Hurd State Park in East Hampton. July, August and September hike plans are still in the forming stage so if you have somewhere you would like to go let us know (

We depart from the Y parking lot at 4 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month and would love to have you join us. Y Hike? Because we can!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

YMCA Outdoor Activities

With the beautiful Spring weather, many people start to think about expanding their exercise routine to include outdoor activities. Sometimes it's difficult to find someone to run or bike with. Maybe you are training for an upcoming multi-sport event and you'd like some help with your swim technique. In an effort to help our YMCA members maximize their outdoor experiences we are offering a new series of outdoor programs and events. They are all free for members and do not require prior registration.

Join Sherri for a morning run at 6:00 AM on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Join Kristin & Lin Fridays at noon for a 4-6 mile run
Join Jake & Sue Fridays at noon for a 2-4 mile run

Three separate groups will ride on Tuesdays at 5:15. Choose the group based on your level.
New Rider Education & Rides are being offered Saturdays April 17, May 1 & May 13. A 20 minute workshop followed by a 60 minute ride.

A Swim Stroke Clinic led By Lin Anderson is set for April 15 at 6:30 PM in the large pool.
Open Water Swim Clinics led by JJ Addison April 19 & April 26 6:00 PM in the large pool.
Open Water Swim practice at YMCA Camp Ingersoll May 28 5:00 PM

YMCA Camp Ingersoll Kickin' Off-Road Duathlon & Kids Duathlon- April 24 PRIOR REGISTRATION NEEDED
Lake Terramuggus Triathlon Series- June 3 & June 17

Hike with Bob Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month 4pm at the YMCA
Beach Volleyball at YMCA Camp Ingersoll w/ Ben. 6PM

For a complete calendar of events check out the midymca.com website

See you outdoors!!