Our friend Kolby Kirk has opened another blog to document his new passion – hiking.

"On May 4th, 2009 – a day as random as any – I decided I needed to get into better shape. Over the years, I had gotten into the habit of putting on some pounds and somehow forgetting to take them off. I’ve always been active – I still am – but apparently not active enough. On May 4th, I said to myself, “Kolby! You need to get into shape!“ (I didn’t really say my name, but you get the point.) So in response to this command, I promised myself that I would hike more.

But a light promise such as that wouldn’t be enough. I had to set some sort of goal. More importantly, I had to really make sure I’d go through with it. So I concluded that I had to post it on the Internet for everyone to know. I’m not one to quit things, especially if I’ve put it on the Internet saying I’d do it. To me, that’s almost like chiseling it in stone.

So here it goes:

I, Kolby Kirk, promise to hike one hundred times by January 1st, 2010…."

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