This past weekend my wife, dog, and I found some DNR land and went on a long hike. While my wife loves walks, I typically prefer getting all of my daily exercise done in the gym. I consider myself in relatively decent shape, but to my surprise I was getting much more winded while hiking than I would have anticipated. By the end of the hike I was spent (and it seemed like my wife and dog could have kept going for hours!). It dawned on me that this is the type of exercise I’ve been neglecting – low intensity, long duration, plain old walking (albeit up and down some savage hills…). It was a fantastic workout and was fun as hell. Plus, it didn’t take place in a gym.