Monday, October 12, 2009

"Adjusting" My Favorite Form of Exercise

My favorite form of exercise are long, challenging, hilly hikes. I like to hike uphill as fast as possible and love being rewarded with a nice view on the top. Hilly hikes are such great exercise, and they are also so good for my mental health. I feel like I'm getting away from it all; I just don't get that same feeling at the gym. Also, there is nothing better than having a gorgeous view, some water, and a snack on the top of a mountain. I actually don't enjoy the downhill part as much as the way up...

If I could, I would love to hike every Saturday morning for at least three to four hours. However, right now that's not feasible as we can't take the toddler on such hikes. And Saturday is family time. While my "regular" hikes may not be feasible, I finally realized the other day that "adjusted" hikes may be feasible. So after not hiking for quite a few months, I have decided that I really want to make an effort to reintroduce some hikes into my workout routine. They will not be the long, hilly hikes with the gorgeous views at the end but rather shorter hikes we can take the toddler on in his jogging stroller. Well, at least we'll try. I'll let you know how it goes...

Questions: Is there a form of exercise that you would love to do but haven't for one reason or another? If so, what is it? May there be a way to fit it back into your life (even if it's a bit "adjusted")?

Be well,