I love hiking. In fact, I look forward to Sunday mornings more than every other day of the week simply because Beth and I have made it a habit to hike every Sunday.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not innately a morning person, and no matter how hard I try to make getting up early a ritual, it still feels grueling every day. Still, on Sundays, once the fog has lifted, I almost spring out of bed knowing how much a 3 mile hike will burn away the cobwebs in my brain and help me refocus, regenerate, reenergize and reinvigorate my passion for… well, all the things.
Today, as I hiked, I focused on my own perception. See, I really enjoy hiking in Vibram Five Fingers. You can call me a douche for wearing toe shoes — I don’t care; wearing minimalist shoes that both give your toes room to breathe and your feet a feeling of connection with the earth while hiking through the woods is, to me, the very definition of mindfulness. At least I’m not wearing a bluetooth headset too. 😉 Read More →