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A Gift From My Dad

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This past weekend was awesome! Sunshine and 50-60s temperatures in February are ok by me.

 

My son and I were planning to go for a hike when I got a text from dad asking if he could come along too. Hiking was his passion years ago, but he had not been able to hike in awhile. Of course we picked him up and the three generations headed out to Monte Sano.

 

Due to multiple surgeries, injuries, and health problems my dad hasn’t been able to walk for very long at all. His plan was to read a book and enjoy a nice day in the woods while we hiked.

 

But when we got there his plan changed a little. He decided to hike for a few minutes and then come back. Then he wanted to go a little further. Next thing you know he had completed a 3 hour hike!

 

It was amazing and my son and I were both extremely proud of him. My dad just kept plugging on, resting when he needed to, and hanging in there. It was truly a gift to be out there with him and my son on a perfect day on the trails.

 

Your heart and passion can take you further than your body tells you it can.

 

There is absolutely no way he could have walked 3 miles on a treadmill. That would have been cruel and unusual punishment. But get him out in the woods, spending time with family, and telling stories he hung in there like a champ.

 

When you find some form of movement you truly enjoy you will push yourself further, you will be much more consistent, and those will lead you to much better results. And you also get to have fun! Win, win. Have you found your form of movement yet? If so, keep doing it! If you quit, get back to it.

 

If you have not found a form of exercise you enjoy, keep searching. I promise you it is out there. Every human was made to move, we just aren’t all wired the same. Once you find it let me know what is, I might like to try it too.

Go take a hike!

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Monte-Sano

Glad you didn't take the title wrong. We are starting something new here in the Huntsville area.

Adventure Hiking Classes!

We will start the very first class on Saturday January 25th at 9am.

What to expect:

-Gain strength and endurance

-Learn the basics of hiking

-See the most beautiful locations in north Alabama

-Sweat, smiles, and laughter

-Improved mood

Hiking is an excellent way to get an effective, low impact workout in. It is also great for your mood and attitude to get out and explore nature.

This is open to women, men, and children who can handle 6-8 miles of hiking. If mom and/or dad join, children can come free.

There will be 5 different hikes (1 every other week) over a 10 week period. Every hike will be different and will last anywhere from 2-3 hours per hike.

And as a bonus, you will even learn plant identification.

This is going to be an awesome class, sign up today!

Adventure Hiking Class

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