I’m currently training for a Spartan event (my first ever) and my upper body strength is what my personal trainer is focusing on now. That’s very important considering that I have never thought of myself as athletic nor particularly strong.
I hike, sure, but I only started hiking four years ago. Prior to that, I was an indoors person as anyone could possibly be. As a kid, I could only handle the merry-go-round while everyone else breezed through the jungle gym which I hated the most.