Why I Hike

Hello again, blog world! 
My apologies for my long absence. Work has been crazy busy & I’m working 6 days a week. Last week my Grandma Pete passed away and I decided it was important to go back home to say goodbye and be with my family. My Grandma Pete was a milk and cookies kind of lady, sweet as a button. A gentle soul with a love for ice cream and The Peanuts characters. Growing up in a Michigan beach town, my best kind of therapy is the sand and sound of waves crashing so it was nice to be home for a few days.
Besides that I had a day off yesterday so I decided to use it wisely and go hiking. I hopped in the car and drove out to Boulder and decided to do one of the trails that begins at Chatauqua Park. I started out on an easy trail and decided to take a turn and ended up on Royal Arch trail. It was an unexpected tough climb (literally) to the top. Scaling rocks was a new thing for me, so luckily the trail was kind of crowded in case I fell. It made me think about why exactly I like to hike when I was huffing and puffing and ready to pass out-per usual. It’s that feeling when you make it to the top & you’re drenched in sweat and you feel like you’re in another dimension. Technology makes us so disconnected with people and nature that even if the hike is a short one, it almost realigns your mind to remember its the small things that are important.

 

So what’s your motivation to get outside? To stay healthy? Clear your mind?
Connect with God?
It’s all of those things plus more for me. I’m so very happy to be in a state of such natural beauty that reminds me why I’m alive every time I see it.
It’s the little things people, don’t forget that.

Have a great weekend everyone!

 

2 thoughts on “Why I Hike”

  1. I love this post. It shows what a truly unique, inspiring, and gentle individual you are. <3 I love your reasons for hiking and I'm so glad you have that outlet in your Colorado life. Love you and can't wait to hike with you someday soon!
    xo

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