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Why do I stay fit? I like to climb mountains.
Okay, hold on. I don't really like to climb mountains. I mean, not technically. I've never climbed Mt. Everest or Mt. Whitney or any of the mountains that people climb which allow them to wear a t-shirt that proclaims to the world the fact that they made it to the summit.
However, I like to think that I climb mini-mountains. Here's what I mean:
Life is more fun when you LIVE it. To me, that means getting up and getting out. If something exciting or new is going on, I want to be a part of it. If it's fun, I like to say "yes!" Like it or not, fitness is a huge part of the equation. Not in a Muscle Beach extreme way, but in a "dang, getting around the bike loop takes some energy" sort of way.
When I travel, for example, I prefer to walk rather than go by cab. I like to rent a bicycle and cruise around a new city. I like to climb pyramids and swim in the ocean. I like to kayak and run a local 5K. If you aren't a lay-on-the-beach sort of vacationer, even the simplest of agendas require some serious walking--and, after a long day of savoring the splendors and sites of a new city by foot or by bicycle, it's is quite evident that fitness is a major factor.
To be a mini-adventurer, you have to be fit. How else are you going to stand for two hours on a bus crowded with locals to see the Caribbean and actually consider it a good time? How else are you going to walk the Vegas Strip end-to-end without complaint (or without much complaint anyway)? How else are you going to run-climb the 72 stone steps to the entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rocky-style?
This is why I stay fit: to climb stairs and pyramids and the hills of San Francisco. And, who knows? Someday, I might actually get a chance to climb a great big mountain. You know, I've gotta be ready.
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