Jaime Lyn Beatty said “ Jobs fill your pockets , but adventures fill your soul.”
Recently hiking has been filling my soul. I fell in love with hiking about a year ago when I was invited to a birthday hike and I’ve been in love with hiking since.
When I started , hiking it was honestly just about weight loss , I had put on some quarantine weight and I desperately wanted to get it off by my bday, which I was able to do thanks to consistently hiking , running and working out.
Shortly after my birthday I stopped.
I missed hiking so much I had no choice but to restart. You see, hiking is so much more than just a workout.
Hiking is therapeutic . Being outdoors just makes me feel better. Hiking extremely enhances my mood , and once I hike early in the morning I’m almost guaranteed to have an awesome day.
Hiking is scenic . Some of the views I experience on hikes cannot be properly captured in pictures , but have to be seen to get the full picture.
Hiking is an escape. Who doesn’t need an escape sometimes ?? I mean after all we are still living in a pandemic. Life gets tough , life gets crazy but when I’m outdoors conquering a hill , feeling like I’ll legitimately die somehow whatever else is going on in my life seems less significant.
Hiking is complex. It’s fun but yet super challenging. It’s very intense but also very exciting. I never know where I’ll end up or what I’ll encounter and the thrill of it all makes me come back each and every time.
Finally , Hiking makes me happy. When I’m having a bad day or stressed, hiking is almost always guaranteed to make my mood and my day better. I just love how it makes me feel.
I can’t lie though , I am not upset about these hiking gains. Summer is coming , which means my birthday is coming up too and I’m loving how my birthday suit is feeling and looking.
Hiking may not be your thing , but it certainly could be a thing if you ever need a high intensity, picturesque and fun escape for about 1 to 3 hours.
It’s not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. ~ Edmund Hillary
As usual , have a great day loves. Xoxo