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Why live a life that’s perceived as mad – #questionmadness

img_0456Why live a life that’s perceived as mad? This summer I stood at over 15,000 feet in a thunderstorm on a Mexican volcano. Twelve hours previously, I slept soundly in my Bay Area home at sea level. With thunder cascading around me, I asked myself, “Why am I doing this?” My life is busy. I have a family with young kids, a demanding job, and volunteer responsibilities. I do this because the outdoors provides me balance. A long trailrun, climbing a peak, or a family outdoor adventure put things in perspective. They challenge me in ways different from working late at night or changing a diaper. Teddy Roosevelt called it the strenuous life. The toil and effort of an outdoor adventure help me explore the world, feel more connected, and find the ultimate triumph. #Questionmadness #tnflocals #neverstopexploring #neverstopexploringsf #maxyourdays