"It was an interesting dynamic to work mornings at the gym where everyone was lifting weights every day, then go to work nights at a kayak shop, where everyone liked to tell me that the outdoors was their gym. Which group enjoyed their lives more? Which attitude contributed to overall health and happiness?"
Even when I was a young child, I’ve never been one for the typical girl activities. Early in elementary school, I was playing soccer and was a better fisher-woman than I am now. Then when I discovered equestrian vaulting, I combined my interest in gymnastics and horses to push myself to progress in the most difficult sport I’ve ever done (even to this day!). Now I find myself gravitating toward the habit of doing too many, mostly male-dominated, "extreme" sports. If it involves being outside and doing something challenging then I'm down!