I was sitting outside a coffee shop in Seattle talking on the phone with my brother in upstate New York.
"What if we left my house and just walked to New York City?" suggested Mike.
I was surprised. My brother wasn't the sporty-type, but he did have amazing endurance from over a decade in the Army.
"Whoa. That's... that's like 60 miles."
Mike corrected me.
"No, actually, it'll be more like 64 or 65 ...and I want to do it in my work boots. It'll be like I just left my house on a stroll and we'll land in Grand Central Station on our second day of walking."
"So, what do you think?"
After taking a moment to figure out a route using Google Maps and searching for a town to stay in overnight, our plan was set. "Yeah, let's do it!"
So, next Saturday, June 5, my brother and I are going to start this adventure (this is a great story about another walking trip). I share this because I believe we can find adventures anywhere and for any budget.
From a running commute to work, to strolling on a local beach at daybreak, life-changing experiences are just steps from our door. Best of all, you can create these adventures for yourself, without the burden of race registrations or time trials. Just go and be awesome.
Hiking the great peaks of the world is an amazing feat, but it doesn't come without huge costs. A small fortune, tens of thousands of pounds of gear and dozens of sherpas are required to put just a single man or women on the top of a Himalaya peak.
This is an adventure, no doubt. But I believe you can find similarly amazing experiences closer to home, too. Whether you're in Seattle, L.A, Miami, or even Newburgh, NY (my hometown), a rich, active life is just around the corner.
If you too believe you can find adventure anywhere, add a story in a comment below.
As for Mike and my walk next week, I'll be sure to post photos and notes from our trek as soon as I can.