Here's what we're suggesting you tackle this Summer in-between those days at the office...
1. Go on a Hiking Trip.
We're not talking about driving an RV a few miles outside the city and setting up shop for the weekend. We mean a full blown boots, bag, rationed food, get out there and sweat your ass off hiking expedition. Whether you're a city man or a straight up farm boy, there's something to be said about hacking it in the woods for a few days. Call it what you want, but it's good for the soul.
2. Build Something Out of Wood.
Seriously. Get in your car, go to the lumber yard and buy some wood. I spent last fall labouring over a kitchen table and found out there are few things in life that are more rewarding than using something everyday you built from your bare hands. Whether it's a bookshelf, a bird house or a fence, completing a carpentry project is on this Summer's checklist.
Do you ever have those days when you realize you haven't finished (or read) a book in a while? Us too. This summer we're going to up our reading game by picking the right books, starting with Eleven Rings by Phil Jackson. Our Top Summer Reads blog post is coming soon. Stay tuned.
4. Join a Team Sport.
Skip the gym and catch some rays this summer by joining a team sport. Whether it's your office beer league baseball roster or a beach volleyball squad, it's time to be in the sun and get active outdoors. Get comfortable in your SAXX Pro Elite to keep you supported and cool on those hot days.
5. Road Trip With The Guys.
We've all imagined packing up and driving off into the horizon, leaving whatever life we've carved out for ourselves (see Foster Huntington)... But then we realize how ridiculous that all sounds and carry on with whatever it is we do. We like to think a road trip presents itself as the next best option to totally abandoning any sense of responsibility, especially when joined by a friend of two. Time to hit the road, with friends, Jack Kerouac style.