If you want to get outside more in 2020, join our challenge for January and February here!
Here we are on the edge of a brand new decade, and though it’s just an arbitrary date on the calendar it seems a good time for new beginnings! I’m glad you’ve found Ordinary Adventures, because this is just the place to get support if you’d like to get outside more in 2020 and beyond! This is especially true if you are drawn to the outdoors, but you haven’t spend much time there or haven’t felt welcome there. You don’t need anyone’s permission to get outside more in 2020. If you’d like an invitation, THIS IS IT.
If getting outside is new for you, I’d recommend this post about how to get started with hiking for absolute beginners. Hiking isn’t better or worse than any other way, though it does have the advantage of not needing much gear to get started. You can always start with visiting your local park and challenge yourself to notice something new, or sitting outside your home for a few minutes and taking a moment to notice what you see, hear, smell and touch.
Getting out more
If you already get outside, but would like to do it more, check out these tips for hiking more often (they would apply to anything else you do outside too!).
Join the Get Outside More in 2020 Challenge!
If you join the challenge, you’ll be committing to Getting Outside once a week from January 1st – February 26th (and hopefully beyond!). What are the rules you ask? The rules are EASY:
- Go outside
- Move your body (Walk, Roll, Hike, Bike, Paddle, Slide, Glide, you name it) for ANY distance and ANY amount of time
- Have fun!
- Take a photo, post on Instagram with the hashtag #getoutchallenge2020 and tag @ordinaryadventurespnw and join the NEW Ordinary Adventures Facebook group for even more ideas and support with getting outside. Not a fan of social media? You can email me your photo by replying to the weekly email.
This is for people who hate rules but like low key adventures outside.
Each Wednesday I’ll send you an email with three adventure ideas for the week, one in town, one lowland and one for snow. Even though you can do any type of outdoor activity you like, most of my suggestions will center around hiking and walking because that’s what I do most of the time, especially in winter.
If you join the challenge and complete it (go outside, move your body, have fun and share it once a week for 8 weeks), then you’ll get a cool sticker when it ends on February 26th.
Are you in? If so, reply to this email and say hi (or say nothing! Just reply) and you’ll start receiving the weekly emails on Wednesday, January 1st. If you’ve been in the Fall 2019 Challenge, you don’t need to do anything!
Still need convincing?
Why should you get outside this winter, anyway?? It’s fun! Time outdoors in nature opens new ways to spend time alone or with family and friends. It also provides numerous mental and physical health benefits (EVEN IN WINTER) including reduced blood pressure, better sleep, improved attention span and decreased anxiety, fatigue and depression. It improves cognition and memory, especially in seniors and children and boosts your immune system. What’s not to love?
Not in the Seattle area? No problem! You can participate from anywhere you like! Looking forward to seeing you get outside wherever you are!