Welcome to I’d Rather Walk!

Author in front of waterfall and evergreen trees.
Happy hiker in the N. Carolina woods!

Hi – I am L.J. Bradford.  The main focus of this blog will be my passion for hiking to both exotic locations around the world and unique places just down the street.  I will also share stories about life in North Carolina.

Despite lifelong chronic severe asthma, I am pretty fit – but I don’t claim to be an extreme hiker or subscribe to all of the latest products and techniques.

At 50-something, I also hold no illusions that I am going to win any trophies or set any records.  However, I am realistic and practical about deciding where I want to go, what I want to do, and how I will get there – and I will share that process with you.

Bright blue flowers against green rolling hills.
Green hills of Virginia at dawn.

I have been planning to write this blog for years, but life as a single mother with a professional full time job has been full of “hafta dos” which pushed this optional activity to the background.

Now, with the kid a recent college grad, I am able to spend more time exploring the world and sharing what I find with you!

Perhaps my stories will inspire you in your hiking or fitness journey.

I will also share some strategies that have worked for me in dealing with asthma in the hope they may be helpful for your own health or that of your asthmatic children.

I will be posting weekly.  If you have any questions or comments, please leave them and I will respond as quickly as I can.  Thanks for stopping by – see you next time!  LJ

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