Hiking is my passion. I love everything about it. Getting to blend with nature- the sounds, the smells, the scenery. I don’t always get the chance to get out on the far trails as it requires a good long weekend. I’m on the clock 9-5 with a “sometimes Saturday” requirement. You can imagine that when my schedule opens up, I’m off and running!
My schedule just happened to up in the month of July. I knew it would be extremely hot, hiking through the mountains this time of year. I didn’t want to miss the opportunity, so I packed my hiking and camping gear and took off with a smile. If you’re a distance hiker, you know that there are points during the journey that can get pretty tough. The heat starts to wear down your body and even though it’s a true passion of mine-finding my zone and pushing through the discomfort is just part of the experience. Strangely, I found my zone by daydreaming about laying down in my cool bedroom, with my cool sheets. I could hear the hum of my HVAC system gently kicking on from my bedroom window. I could feel the breeze from the air vent as the cool air starts to wash over my face. The way I like to fall asleep with such a cold comfortable feeling and sleep so soundly when the room is air conditioned. A lot of hikers will find their zone by daydreaming about food. My HVAC system helped me find my hiking zen. I am grateful for my HVAC system being part of my journey. I will admit that I did stray off once or twice with thoughts of chocolate dipped in chocolate.