This past weekend, I got a chance to get outdoors for a barefoot hike with my dog, Ronin (male akita, 10 months old). It was a 3 mile round trip hike at the local Pulpit Rock. There’s nothing like taking a mini-adventure every now and then, and we make it a point to do it as often as possible. There are so many benefits to enjoying the outdoors. Even with the mosquitoes, it was a true joy to get out there…
Barefoot Hiking at Pulpit Rock:
- Ronin intuitively decided that diving head-first into a black swamp is a bad idea. Unfortunately for him, and me, he didn’t realize this until after he was descending in mid-air. As soon as he hit the muck, he just stopped – motionless. His head turned around to look at me, and he said, “that was a bad idea.” His white fur was dark BLACK for the rest of the trip.
- Ronin also startled three teenage boys who were hiking. Actually, it was more like he terrified them. He ran several yards ahead of me on the trail when he heard voices and stood, pointed directly at them with his ears alert and his tail up. I heard a loud “Holy ****!” followed by “what is THAT!” Then they saw me approaching too, and realized he was just a dog. HAHA, good times!
- I got to feel every stone, every root, every pine needle, and every mud puddle that we traversed.
What was your last adventure?
To your health and success,
P.S. Along with our hike, I also spent some time first-thing in the morning doing a full body joint mobility session using the Intu-Flow program. That’s an ideal way to spend a day off from focused training!