It goes without saying that 2020 was a shit show challenging year. The types of struggles people had and continue to have vary widely. Some dealt with financial burdens, emotional instability, health issues, etc. And if you were really unlucky you suffered from more than one of those issues simultaneously. But here we are… 2021. Is there a protection plan or something I can purchase to ensure it’s a good year?!

Anyways, if you followed my 52 hike challenge for 2020 then you know I made it super close to completing. I didn’t, but this close. And I’m setting out to do it again. In part because it helped keep my butt outdoors more and I need that in my life. It was an excellent way to ensure I would leave my house more to get some much needed fresh air.

It’s January 2nd today. It was 52 degrees and sunny out. It was also a bit windy so I took a nice warm fuzzy hat with me. But I did it. Starting a couple of weeks earlier than I did last year and with nicer weather. I’ll take it as a sign. Besides, my doctor told me I need to walk more so there’s that.

I do want to mention that it’s thanks to Karla’s instagram profile that I found inspiration for the challenge. She is the founder of the 52 hike challenge and has been amazing at inspiring others to get outdoors. I’ll leave the link for that HERE.

Here are the rules. Copied right from last year’s page:

  1. It must be outdoors.
  2. It must be at least 1 mile.

I’ll be updating this post whenever I hike (aka walk outdoors). The links will be numbered so we can keep track of my progress. And if you’re a friend or relative of mine, ask me when we’re going hiking 🙂

  1. Eisenhower Park (JAN 2, 2021 – 1.0M)
  2. Eisenhower Park (JAN 8, 2021 – 1.2M)
  3. Belmont Lake (JAN 18, 2021 – 1.5M)
  4. Hawksbill Mtn (Feb 26, 2021 – 2.5M)
  5. Little Stony Man (Feb 27, 2021 – 1.8M)
  6. Belmont Lake (Mar 20, 2021 – 1.0M)
  7. Edgewood Preserve (Mar 21, 2021 – 1.0M)
  8. Brooklyn Piers (APR 3, 2021 – 1.0M)
  9. ???


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