I encourage you to read the bio on the founders of the 52 Hike Challenge. It's an inspiring story that transcends the actual act of hiking. It's about embracing optimism and determination, and about having the courage to change your life for the better. Ellison and I loved the idea behind it and we think you will, too. How could you not? There's really nothing to agreeing to participate other than saying that you're going to do it and agreeing to tag a few pictures of your hikes on social media with #52hikechallenge. Plus, they offer trail info and ready-made hiking logs to help you stay organized. There is also an adventure series if you want to step up your game. So sign up so we can all talk about our progress together! I'm pretty sure this is a win-win.
Oh, and Ellison and I are trying to stick to our other resolutions, as well. We did get many of our groceries for the week (including meat and eggs) at the farmer's market yesterday. Though we got there late and most of the good produce was gone. Lesson learned. We also donated tons of clothes and household goods to charity as we settled in to the new house and decided what we really needed to keep (which isn't much), so we're trying to give back. At least as much as we can right now. It's more than I thought we would be able to do this week, so I am happy. Ellison is happy. Remember, we all just have to focus on what we can do, not what we can't, right? Baby steps, y'all. Baby steps.