I miss hiking! I know the theme is walk but to me, hiking is just walking on a larger scale so it counts. I grew up on a farm on the Niagara Escarpment so I spent quite a few weekends as a child traipsing around in the ravine behind my house or hiking on the Bruce Trail with my dad. To catch the school bus we had to walk 1/4 mile to the end of our driveway. I even went for walks along one of the sideroads close to my house.
Since then I’ve moved to Toronto and my walking generally consists of walking back and forth between work, school, home, stores and the subway station. My husband and I used to go hiking on the weekends on the trails here in Toronto (yes, there are many ravines full of trails here believe it or not) or on trails outside of the city but recently we haven’t done any hiking at all.
I suppose it stems from being too busy. I’m running the after school care program and lifeguarding at a school while pursuing my English degree full-time so I spend an awful lot of time away from home and an awful lot of time sitting on my butt reading English literature instead of walking. Because I’m not working full-time, my husband has had to start working a few extra jobs on the side in order to support us (which I love him for…a lot) and so neither of us has much time to go walking or hiking.
Sometimes we go for a walk around our neighbourhood, which is really nice. We did that yesterday morning and it was so cold that our legs were numb but it was fantastic anyways.