The goodness of going out

There's always a debate about going out, or not going out. Doesn't matter what is. Skiing. Snowboarding. Paddling. To lunch with buddies. On a walk with the dog. A dawn patrol run to the coast or to the mountain. No matter what it is, I would wager that you're going to get more out of life if you go out and do it. I'm constantly shocked by what a brain refresh even the smallest session provides. The brain unplugs from all of our electronic tethers, the body straightens up, and our eyes look around and are allowed to focus on distant horizons.

And guess what?

There's a whole world out here. And right now it's all springy and stuff. Flowers are flowering, people are optimistic, and the days are longer that they've been in a while. These are the good times my friends. It's time to head out and drink it in, even if it's just for an hour, a half hour, or even just a fifteen minute hang out on the porch with the eyes shut soaking in the sounds of spring.

Joe Pasteris going out on a dawn patrol run. Photo: Dustin Kingman.

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