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Outdoor Enthusiast: Never Say, I Wish I Had... Paperback – January 28, 2009
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About the Author
Steve Priest has a thirst for outdoor activities. Running, cross country skiing, biking, hiking, paddling, and triathlons are among the interests that keep him physically fit, mentally alert, and young. When trying to explain his enthusiasm for outdoor actions, Steve paraphrases Thoreau's, "Discover I had not lived" with the expression, "Never say, 'I wish I had'." Steve does not want to rationalize a missed opportunity to enjoy life. Personal and physical barriers of embarrassment, reticence, and other priorities are not justification for saying, "I wish I had." Steve has been a college professor and a healthcare administrator. He has written books and articles on information technology. These quests are professionally rewarding and intellectually challenging; however, they do not provide physical fitness. His outdoor pursuit began after a torn Achilles tendon, a resultant limp, and weight gain. He turned to physical activity in search of a stress reliever as well as a "lifestyle for the long haul." Steve's writings on 'Outdoor Play' enthusiastically portray the entertainment of the outdoors. Travel with Steve meet the challenges of outdoor sports that are the cornerstone of his lectures and stories. Steve's 'Outdoor Play' multi-media presentations include: * Androscoggin Source to the Sea * A Rescue on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway * The Seasons of New Hampshire * Canoe & Kayak Challenges on the East Branch of the Penobscot * Paddling New Hampshire and Maine * AMC's Madison Hut * Hiking Mt Monadnock * The Welch Dickey Mountain Trail * Mount Washington via Tuckerman Ravine and Lion Head Steve Priest resides in Bedford, New Hampshire with Catherine, his wife of many years. They have two sons and two grandchildren. If you're interested in having Steve speak, you can call (603) 471-0605 or visit www.outdoorsteve.com.
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Thinking about hiking, biking, kayaking, or doing a triathlon? Steve readily offers his experience and perspective on these and many other outdoor activities. As a runner, I never considered any other outdoor sport until I encountered Steve's attitude towards trying something new. He certainly got me started on biking, then triathlons, soon followed by kayaking.
Whether you are looking to get started in a new outdoor sport or already have years of experience, there is something in this book for everyone. The experienced will undoubtedly recognize themselves as having been in similar situations while those just looking to take on a new sport will gain the benefit of getting answers to questions that all beginners inevitably ask. What's more, the author includes a list of outdoor web sites for family and individual treks in the northern New England area.
Whatever your pursuit may be, Outdoor Enthusiast will be sure to get you not only thinking differently about new challenges, but getting you eagerly out the door!
Steve has canoed,skied,kayaked,climbed,run,biked. He has run marathons, done a biathalon and triathalons. He has done them on his own and as part of a team. His reward is in participation. What is interesting is how he has found the oppotuinties.
When you finish the book and put it down you will want to get up and set up your own telelphone pole measures. (You will have to read the book to understand that. But it is a measure I use myself. It works.) It is a fun and inpiring read. Worth the time and money.
Dave From Monson, ma