INSPIRING OUTDOOR CONNECTIONS

WHY I STARTED ASKING MY DAD TO GO ON HIKES WITH ME

from journal, 2016, June 5 /

#DADDEFINEDOUTDOORS, SHARED BY ALLISON FORTUNA

 

when i think back to my childhood, my fondest memories are in the outdoors with my dad. we were lucky enough to grow up with a large backyard, surrounded by woods and a stream and on a street with a cul-de-sac.

being outdoors with my dad ranged from helping him in the garden (eating all the tomatoes he picked), riding bikes, playing softball, going fishing or shooting bb guns. the possibilities were endless.

my whole life my dad has made a conscious effort to keep me outdoors, healthy and active. this is one thing, no matter my age, we always had this in common to share.

as i got older we continued to work out together, but weren’t able to get outdoors as much. in the past few years i really wanted us to get back to our roots, therefore

i started asking my dad to go on hikes with me.

we started off with easy trails just to be able to get outside, talk and spend time together. this lead to us actually planning trips for full day hikes.

 

getting outdoors and being active is one of the most important aspects of my life that my father has taught me.

i naturally value and appreciate nature, and make it a point to travel and see more.

 

he has taught me how to be tough and get back up when i fall. he has made me the woman i am today.

xx,

allison

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About allison fortuna

alllison fortuna, aka tuna, bts team tribe runner grew up in connecticut, investing time early on in life into getting outdoors and taking advantage of easy access to the mountains. she discovered not only her love, but her need for hiking. allison currently resides in miami, fl and enjoys traveling and culture and is a big sister for big brothers / big sisters. she has practiced ashtanga yoga for the past 6 years, believes you should teach kids the importance of appreciating nature at a young age and has a boarder line obsession with coffee.

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