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Leg Burner
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Greg, what a great post. Congratulations on your wise decision. Agreed -- if it isn't fun, then there isn't any point.

You wrote, "I only wrote this because I don't want hiking to ever get dull for me. I don't ever want this to be a job. I don't want to feel like i have to do this to be better than anyone. I want to do it because its fun and I can. "

I agree. Hiking means different things for different people. For us, it means adventure, learning how to do longer and more difficult hikes, and bonding. I especially prefer this activity over team sports when it comes to my kids, since in team sports you're competing against others, but in hiking you're only competing against yourself. Meaning, our attitude is, "Was this easier than it was the last time? Can I now handle this environment that much better? Am I ready for something longer or more challenging?" It's about improving yourself, and not beating anyone else. It's about growth, and knowledge, and loving nature, and the peace that the woods and mountain-tops instill in the soul.

Doing it because it's fun and you can. Yes, yes, and yes.

Hope your health issues clear up soon.


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