Anything is better than going to the gym. Since I only had plans to walk on the treadmill anyway, I asked Albie "can't we go hiking the Sleeping Giant today?" He agreed.
The Sleeping Giant, named so because from far away it looks like a giant laying down on his back, is across the street from Quinnipiac University where I went to school for four years. We took the Tower Trail, which goes all the way to the top the easy way with a nice gravel path. It's about 3.2 miles (5 km) and the highest elevation is 739 feet above sea level.
After our hike, we drove to New Haven for some good pizza. Of course, we didn't realize that today was the St. Patrick's Day parade in New Haven - a big deal to the locals. Everywhere was packed, and we ended up waiting two hours for a pizza at Sally's on Wooster Street. It was worth it though. Every step, and every bite.