Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the routine. Work all week, crash on the weekend only to feel that Monday came too quick once again. What did you really accomplish on the weekend? I guess that hike you’ve been meaning to do will get pushed out another week, or two.
I think we can all relate to this feeling. Before you know it your weekend has slipped away. Something I have been trying to do this past year is to commit to a weekly adventure. Some weekends this has been as simple a nice walk along the Bow River here in Calgary or taking a couple hours to go hike Prairie Mountain in Kananaskis. Other weekends it’s an overnight mountain bike trip into BC with lots of “braaaps” yelled into the wind, a few cold post ride beers around the camp fire and lots of chuckling about your buddies epic (injury free) crash earlier that day.
While I often find myself longing for the next big adventure it is these small weekly outings that really keep me going. I would encourage you to commit to one adventure per week. If you can’t find anyone to go with then find something safe, simple and go alone. Just make sure to leave your trip plan with someone you trust if you are venturing out into the mountains. If you are feeling uneasy about going solo pick a trail that is known to be heavily trafficked and schedule yourself so you won’t be the last one on the trail.
If you have started committing to weekly adventures I would love to hear about them. You can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop a quick note through our Contact Us page.