At least that’s what comes to mind when I think about what a hike is to me. Going into nature to forget about my problems to disconnect, to declutter my mind. Alone with myself. There is a sense of peace that washes over me as I listen to the rustle of the trees and the birds singing. At the end of my hike, I come out knowing myself a little more. Refreshed. Stronger. Already looking forward to my next hike.
I am so fortunate to be able to actively pursue my outdoor hobbies, mainly camping which includes backpacking. I love to kayak, hike, snowshoe, winter camp, run and bike. I do all of these things as much as I can. I enter running races, and snowshoe races to stay motivated and fit, hoping to place in the middle of the pack somewhere and get a free t-shirt. I do it for me. My outside life greatly contributes to my sense of wellbeing. I have learned so much following and reading others adventures online and maybe I will be able to interest and inspire others to get outside as well. More to come soon…..