Wow! It’s been about a year since I last updated my fitness log. But a lot of things have happened, of course – besides the pandemic. I changed my job and moved to Northern Colorado and most importantly – and finally! I managed to shed 30lbs and I am just getting started: 20 more lbs to get back in the game.
So, I thought I would now get back to my log. It’s so important today to get back to fitness and clean eating and to stay there in the age of covid. And after being a really bad boy during the first lockdown, I decided that working virtually and more in control of my social life (or lack thereof = no temptations!) was a fantastic opportunity to get back on track to my athlete shape of 5 years ago!
Fort Collins was founded as a military outpost of the United States Army in 1864. It succeeded a previous encampment, known as Camp Collins, on the Cache La Poudre River, near what is known today as Laporte. Camp Collins was erected during the Indian wars of the mid-1860s to protect the Overland mail route that had been recently relocated through the region. Travelers crossing the county on the Overland Trail would camp there, but a flood destroyed the camp in June 1864. Afterward, the commander of the fort wrote to the commandant of Fort Laramie in southeast Wyoming, Colonel William O. Collins, suggesting that a site several miles farther down the river would make a good location for the fort. The post was manned originally by two companies of the 11th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry and never had walls.
Today, Fort Collins produces 70 percent of Colorado's craft beer and seven percent of the United States, but my favorite fun fact about Fort Collins is that Fort Collins is home to some of the famous Budweiser Clydesdales horses. If you’ve seen Budweiser ads over the years, it’s likely you’re familiar with the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdale horses: they’re known for their long white hairs on their lower legs that cover their hooves, Clydesdale horses have long been used for Budweiser promotion and even made appearances at two presidential inaugurations. Anheuser-Busch owns a total of about 250 Clydesdale horses, which are kept at various locations throughout the country, including in Fort Collins. The Clydesdales West Coast Team is housed at the company’s brewing facility in Fort Collins, and other touring teams are based in St. Louis, Missouri and Merrimack, New Hampshire.
@philippemora > I come from the future. I work and I workout. Always be kind and passionate.
I come from the future. I work and I workout. Always be kind and passionate.