Let’s get outside together

The outside world is amazing. Let's explore it.

If you’re reading this for the first time, you’re catching this new site at its birth. Welcome to Pro Active Outside!

It’s been awhile since I’ve been in a space like this. For three years, I managed a blog called Out There that focused on outdoor recreation. A change of scenery ended that stint, which gave me time to think about what I would do if given the freedom to do what I saw fit with an outdoors and fitness blog. It’s taken me a year to really put that together!

So what is Pro Active Outside? Well, here’s what it’s going to be:

1. It’s about the outdoors. Being outside and spending time outdoors is something I’m passionate about. One of the things I tell people is that “life is too short to be an indoor cat.” There is simply too much to do and see in a world that was made to leave us in wonder. Forests, mountains, deserts, beaches, prairies, and more — they all inspire me. You see, hear and smell things — feel things — in the outdoors that you simply can’t get in a man-made environment. Whether it’s on the trail, in the wilderness or on the slopes, I want to feel it.

2. It’s about being active. There’s too much sitting around going on these days. Exercise and fitness is a lifelong part of who I am, with the hope that if/when I get old, I am still able to be an active and able-bodied human being. A fit person’s world is much larger than that of a person who is out of shape. Too many people suffer in their middle and later years because they didn’t take care of their bodies. Step away from the video game console. There’s too much life to live away from the couch.

3. It’s about outdoor culture. News, trends, gear, books, films, people, culture — the things that interest outside-oriented people interest me.

So in the time where you’re not outside getting your run on, hiking the trail or hitting a line on some gnarly multi-pitch, stop in, have a read and interact.

Talk to you soon.

Bob Doucette

On Twitter @RMHigh7088

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