Maui is the type of place that begs for you to come outside and play. From the Iao Valley to Haleakala, everywhere you look has a new challenge and a new goal.
To achieve a full breach, I am going to have to become more hydrodynamic. One of the quickest and easiest ways to get there may be to run. You might even wonder why I am not motivated to run Maui’s landscape alone. I am not a runner. I hate running for running’s sake more than I hate cottage cheese in manicotti.
It turns out that to get in a sustained aerobic workout, I have to trick myself into it. Hiking has become the perfect trick. Hikes in Maui may include some or all of the following: waterfalls, boulder hopping, climbing, mud, trespassing, ropes, breathtaking views, changes in elevation, climate change, bushwhacking, fernwhacking, feral pigs, lava tubes, tree climbing, etc. Each of these distractions includes their own physical and emotional challenges. This allows for a great sense of accomplishment after each hike that I cannot get from running to the corner and back.
My terrestrial goals include, seeing as much of the island as possible, getting slim and hiking at least one time per week.