It’s Friday so I’m linking up with Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five linkup! Join in! Don’t forget to link back to your hostess and visit some other bloggers.
My Friday Five topic this week is Why I Like To Hike.
By hiking, I don’t only mean climbing mountains (though they are fun too). I mean doing walking trails especially ones with a view at the end.
- No Pace or Distance To Worry About.
You can go slow or fast. Run or Walk. You can go as far as you want and then go back to where you started. Pretty simple.
You can do it alone or with friends. Anytime, anywhere.
2. It’s Great Exercise.
Your legs are going up and down. Over rocks and trees. You also use your arms to help you climb or hold onto trees. It’s a workout!
3. You Get To See Nature At Its Finest.
Trees, flowers, birds, animals. Butterflies are my favorite.
4. It’s Peaceful.
I spent quite some time on a hike just looking out. You can forget about all the problems in the world.
5. It’s FREE.
Most hiking trails are well-marked, have parking and don’t cost a thing. And there are so many to choose from. Just download the AllTrails app and take a look.
**6. It can be Challenging.
If you are competitive, there are hiking challenges – The Fire Tower Challenge (Complete 18 in Adirondacks and 5 in Catskills) or be a 46er (climb all the high peaks in the Adirondacks).
Or climb to the top of a mountain. The feeling of reaching the top is just as gratifying as a PR.
Happy Running! Do you like to hike? Do you prefer the challenging ones or just trail walks?