Adventure Challenge – Day 5

Ever since my son was a toddler I would say to him, “let’s go on an adventure!”. Life is an adventure. At 5 he often asks, “Mom, what adventure are we going on today?” I think it’s great to face each day like it’s an adventure with something to offer.

While I’m on the road, I spend a lot of time in the car, eating fast food, and sitting in the hotels in the evening. I decided I need to be more active, lose weight, and try to find more adventure so my days are more fulfilling.

As I travel, I have started to use the app Yelp. I put in Active Life and it pulls up lots of parks, trails, and different fun things to do near where I am. I also bought a pedometer that measures how many calories I’ve burned and how many steps I’ve made. I have found that this is a huge motivator to me. Every day I’ve had it, I have beaten my goal and as a result, I’ve lost 3.5 lbs in one week. Simply from hiking or walking.

Today I was stuck in work for most of the day. I didn’t have the time to do a deep hike or find something crazy. Instead, I found some nice trails at an arboretum and Japanese Tea Garden. It was super humid, but under all the trees it was nice and cool. I also took so many ¬†amazing picture that I hope to paint when I get back in the studio.

Won’t you come play?



About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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