I can't stand running, so I hit the stairmaster, or actually go out and try and hike some of the local mountains. for year, my job was running all around the mountains chasing people, so I kept in pretty decent hiking shape. However, I have since gotten a desk job, so I have slowed a little....
While I don't run since I have a couple of bad knees I do have some hills within 5 minutes that I start to hike as soon as the snow and mud is off of them. I have a 5 mile route that I can usually do in an hour or two depending on if I am just starting off in the spring or finishing up in the fall. Also in the fall I am usually packing a pack along with a rifle just to get used to them and practice my shooting while hiking.
I hate to run, but I run about 2-3 times a week in the off season and as the season draws closer I may double that. You would think with the running I do at home and the running arouind I do at work I would lose weight.....just can't resist a good sweet snack here and there.
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat.
For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is!
Climbing stand? Yep, still scared - put me up 15' and that is about it.
Ladder stands? I am better in these - but still cautious.
Chain on stands? Used to love them, now they terrify me.
I was once ridiculed for putting chain on stands waaaay too high - some of my friends...