Not everyone gets their kicks on Route 66. Case in point: Your BFF may be obsessed with watching NASCAR on TV, while your boyfriend’s heart rate goes up when he scores great seats to an NBA game.

And while you’re happy to hang out with them and cheer on these drivers and players, respectively, you tend to want a bit more up-close-and-personal, sports-related excitement in your life.

Fortunately, there are plenty of ways for a sports fan and adrenaline junkie like you to spice up your everyday life. For example, consider the following ideas:

1. Try a New-to-You Extreme Sport

Maybe you’ve already set your sights on and experienced some of the more “common” extreme sports like skydiving and jet skiing. But, of course, there are plenty more heart-pounding activities that are beckoning you to give them a try.

Thinking of becoming the next Shaun White or Travis Pastrana? Then check out any number of online resources dedicated to extreme sports to see if snowboarding or BMX gets your heart pumping, and then make them happen.

For instance, if standup paddle boarding sounds intriguing, see if you can borrow gear from a friend or rent it; then, if you find that you love it, you can always buy your own standup paddleboard and paddles. Google local standup paddleboard shops and courses, sign up for an instructional class, and then hit the water for your first experience.

2. Go Off-Roading

Off-roading in your truck or SUV is another great way to add some excitement to your life. Sure, you can likely book your own personal mountainside trek with a local professional or company, but finding areas on your own for off-roading adventures is always another option.

To ensure your vehicle can make it through unscathed, it’s a good idea to outfit your truck with the best all-terrain tires you can afford. This way, your vehicle can easily and safely bounce along in the mud and muck without getting stuck and ruining your adventure-filled day.

Online retailers like offer a wide selection of budget-friendly, all-terrain tires, including the BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2, that’s billed as the “toughest all-terrain tire ever.” Compared to its predecessor, the T/A KO2 offers twice the tread life on gravel roads and nearly 10 percent better in mud.

This means you can take your ride pretty much anywhere with these tires and make it through mud, snow, gravel and whatever hair-raising, off-roading routes you find.

3. Meet Your Sports Idols

You don’t necessarily have to partake in physical exercise or thrilling mudding adventures to get the ol’ heart a’ pumping. You can also experience an amazing adrenaline rush by meeting one of your sports idols in-person — or at least try to get a high five and quick autograph.

Check out your local newspaper or various sports blogs to see if any big-name athletes are coming to town to sign autographs at a sports memorabilia shop or event, and then make plans to see them.

If you’re lucky enough to attend a planned meet and greet, make sure you know the rules ahead of time about taking photos and shaking hands with these celebrities; after all, the last thing you want is to get to the event, only to get cheated out of sneaking a selfie with your sports idol.

Start Spicing Up Your Life Today!

The great thing about craving excitement is that you don’t have to wait until your next vacation to experience new and amazing things. Start today by looking up opportunities to try any number of extreme sports and adventures locally, and before you know it, you’ll become something close to a pro. Have a great time, stay safe, and we’ll see you at skydiving school!