As I sit here watching a snow storm from our hotel room window I’m thinking about being outside. In California. I completely fell off the hiking wagon this year with no real excuse. I had plans, real plans to keep up the hiking and get a lot of miles. In 2011 I went on 19 hikes and thought I was doing kind of bad.
And then it all fell apart. I just stopped going. Things got in the way. Sometimes they were important, most of the time they were not. I got lazy. Well, I am lazy, it just took over. Well, not “too” lazy since I did go on a lot of daily walks, probably at least 60-70 around the paved Bay Trail at work. But still, not when it wasn’t outside my front door.
I went on 7 hikes last year. 7. I think my Garmin has moved in with some other person because it’s pissed off at me. I don’t blame it. It’s funny because I was eyeing a new Garmin early this year and when Christmas came around I couldn’t bring myself to ask for it since I didn’t really hike this year.
I don’t do resolutions really but I’m going to make an exception and say my resolution this year is to hike more. I don’t care if I’ve been to the park or not before, I just need to go out. If I did 7 hikes I can for sure do 15-20 next year. Right? 2013, I’m looking at you! I need to hike more. It’s my calm and I haven’t been having any of that. I need to buck up and stop being so lazy. I don’t have to hike x amount of miles or every single weekend, but I DO have to get out.
Wish me luck. Hopefully this year I’ll be so full of zen I’ll get so much more done and have another great year! Being alone and hiking really centers me. Time to take care of my mental health and get back to hiking.