This weekend marked the beginning of the Best Summer Since 2007.
The summer of 2007 was my favorite to date. I still lived in Seattle, and spent every waking moment outside in the sunshine, on the water, in the mountains, with friends. I knew that my life in the Northwest was a ticking clock, as I was leaving that September for the great unknown – so I took advantage of every opportunity I was presented with.
The summers of 2008 and 2009, I lived in Nashville, and had no desire to be outside. Whatsoever. At all. I was in a bad mood for 4 months.
It’s amazing to now live in a place where I WANT to be outside again. Between Friday and Sunday, I walked 27 miles. And then yesterday, along with some family and friends, I climbed Mt. Rosa.
Y’all, my freckles are out of control these days.
My goal is to climb at least 6 14ers this summer, and walk 1,000 miles. I just pulled that number out of the air right now, but you know what? I bet I can do it. I bet I can walk 1,000 miles before Labor Day.
I bet it so much that I’m writing it on my blog.