I want to apologize to my readers for not having created a new post in a little while. But I have a good reason for this. You see, me and my SO have been on a hike. If you had told me a few years ago that I would go hiking a few years later, I would have laughed at you right in your face. But it ended up happening for us anyway. You may be wondering how we got this idea and actually ended up doing it. Well, it pretty much all came from my wife. She had been reading about it on http://bootbomb.com.
One day, my wife suggested that we should try out something we have never tried before. And it turns out she already knew what she was going to pitch at that point, because she had been talking to friends who had given her ideas. Whenever my wife has an idea, I usually like to cower away under the table because it is usually no good. But I decided to give her a chance. This one time, she asked me to take out the trash. And the very next evening, she had the guts to ask me to take out the trash. And the next evening, I had to help do the dishes!
I’m just kidding, ofcourse. I really love my wife and I don’t think there is anybody else in the world that I would rather have married. Her name is Belinda and I love her to death. We have been together for an eternity already. When we were in high school, so was already my girlfriend. We are the dream couple that most people would like to be. We have been with nobody else but each other for well over two decades now, and still no regrets. We have had some tough times in our romantic relationship, but it was nothing we could not handle. It can’t be smooth sailing all the way, ofcourse.
At times, there have been trouble. But we have always managed to settle our differences, which is nice. Our connection has become really strong over time. Nowadays, we are a hiking couple. Instead of rocky roads in our relationship, we are choosing rocky roads on our hike. Rocky roads can be totally exhausting to traverse.
We are living in New Hampshire and there is a hiking trail nearby our location. So that is the one we usually visit. When you have a hike trail close to home, you have to make use of it, you know? It is not the easiest of trails. There are far simpler ones out there. But we decided to give this one a shot nonetheless. Me and Belinda have been going to the gym for a long time already, so we were already in pretty good shape before we started hiking. So we just went out and took the risk.
Our first hike took a few days and when we were done with it, we were totally exhausted. We darn near developed plantar fasciitis because of it. However, we managed to get flexible boots to prevent this ailment. So we have no regrets, because it was a very satisfactory kind of exhaustion. It was an experience that I will not soon forget. Have you ever gone out to take a walk around the block that took you something like an hour? The feeling you get from an hour long walk is pretty good, but it pales in comparison to the feeling you get when you on a multi day hike. You will have to push your boundaries. You will have to drag yourself out of your comfort zone. But in the end, it is going to be so totally worth it. It is a good feeling not only to spend time outside, but also to be away from all things electronic for a while. I love playing around with computers all the time. I own a PC as well as a Play Station. I do lots of work on the PC and lots of gaming on the Play Station. But when you do this day in and day out, you get kind of tired of it.
We did end up taking our mobile phones with us, just in case something would happen. Luckily, nothing happened and we did not end up having to use them. We were not planning on getting in trouble in the first place. Our preparations have made it so that everything went smoothly the first time around. It turns out that trailing is not really dangerous just so long as you do not go rock climbing. We did well all throughout the trip and we never once needed to make a call for help. I did get some calls on my phone, but I did not hear them because it was tucked away in my backpack. I did not bother calling back, because the signal was pretty weak anyway. Besides, I did not feel like taking calls anyway. It was my time off.
One of the preparations that you have to make in order for a successful hike, is that you need to get good hiking boots in order to accomodate your feet, which will be taking quite a beating. Hikers will often suffer from a condition known as plantar fasciitis. This means that your plantar fascia gets inflamed and that you will suffer a lot of pain in your heels. We have also had people in our family that suffered from this very same affliction. Plantar fasciitis can be caused by standing up for too long, being overweight, or undertaking something that is very strenuous to your feet, such as hiking. But there is also a genetic aspect to it.
Once you have it, it can sometimes be hard to get rid of. Luckily, there are ways to manage this condition. The first one is to buy good footwear in order to make sure that your feet get all the support you need. Your hiking boots will have to be flexible enough that they will allow your feet to make a rolling motion with every step. You can’t control all the things that factor into the development of this condition, but you sure do have the option of buying darn good hooking boots. So never skimp on good footwear when you go for a hike!