Hiking, Sarah Rooney
Get Outside, Our Follow Up Hike

So, we go out to this big park for soccer practice. Might as well take Chubby dog and hubby (not chubby) and hike the trail. It’s about 2.5 miles, and fairly flat. After every mile, according to my GPS watch, I threw in a few squats for good measure. Gorgeous warm night, and so therapeutic to get OUTSIDE! Man, there’s nothing better than a little nature to pull the blood pressure back down and put things in perspective. Nature Deficit Disorder cannot win when you go outside and breathe it in! I can’t go more than a few steps without finding something interesting to look at. Something rustles off to the left, a bunny on the trail ahead, a deer watching warily, the sunset getting more colorful every minute, the way the sunlight filters through the trees, the chance to rehash the day and talk about stuff and things.

If you do anything in the next few days, be sure to get outside and breathe deeply. Find something to stimulate your senses without whipping out Words With Friends. Just be.

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