Aubrie Mindock

Professional skier, author of "When I Saw Heaven" and "Back Up On Skis," Olympic hopeful

Get Outside

I love the outdoors, always have. Some of my favorite memories are of my childhood, playing in the woods and exploring the mountains behind my home. I loved being outside and still do! 

Growing up, my parents would have to bribe me to come in. Whether I was surfing at the beach or skiing, I was always the last one to be in for dinner. Often, my parents would have to get tough because I would be defiant when told to "come and eat."

I challenge you to get outside! Wherever you live I challenge you to get out and explore your world. It saddens me that so many kids sit and watch TV or play video games after school. Children should be outside at the park or running around with their friends in their neighborhoods. Fresh air is wonderful and healthy. 

What are some of your favorite outdoor activities to do?