If you know me I have had a lifelong love / hate relationship with hiking. I grew up spending family vacations camping and many weekends on trails with my dad and sisters. Now I look at that time as an amazing upbringing... then, I just wanted to go to the mall. Last year I discovered that I didn't hate it so much. It was actually kinda fun. And I was actually pretty decent at it. When I want to be.
New years Eve I saw all these killer running/walking challenges of completing 2,016 miles this year. That's amazing and impressive and I wanted something to work towards this year that was a little more scale-able for me.
Enter in this years personal challenge. I want to hike 201.6 miles this year. That averages to a little more than 4 miles a week. There are a ton of great trails here in Middle Tennessee and of course the Smokies. I also have a little travel planned through the year and plan to try to log some trail time as I'm able.
SO, want to hike with me? I mean Literally, HIKE WITH ME! I would love for you to come along for the ride. I plan to update on here and other various social medias. I'm going to start using the hashtag #danihikes2016 (not original but it works). If you're local, drop me a line or leave me a comment. Maybe we can plan a hike. If you're not local and we're in the same space occasionally, lets figure it out and make it work.
I'm excited! Now to find some better shoes.