Michigan woman completes resolution to hike 52 nature trails in one year

Wooden covered bridge during early winter

FOX17 - "Where in the Wild"
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The number one resolution many people vow to follow at the beginning of the year is to exercise more. Most people join a gym and quit a few weeks in, but one Michigan woman took a different approach to the traditional resolution.

Back in 2018, Brown was getting into exercise and working out at the gym, but found the cardio portion of the routine was a little depressing. She discovered stationary cardio wasn't cutting it for her, and wanted to find something more soul fulfilling. That's when she decided to make a healthy new year's resolution that wasn't just spending three to four days a week in the gym.

At the beginning of 2019, Anne Brown made a decision to hike 52 different nature trails in Michigan as a way to fulfill her resolution to "get fit."

"I came up with 52, 52 weeks a year, 52 trails," Brown said.

While Brown said she has the tendency to not sit still, she doubted herself on not being able to stick to her resolution. She wondered where she'd be able to find the time and wondered where she could find all the different trails in the area.

"You can spend an hour on the couch or you can spend an hour on the trail," Brown said. "Whenever I felt the urge to take that little free time I had to be lazy, or whenever a stressful moments came up, there's no better release than being out in the woods."

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