Sometimes hikes just aren’t awesome: #hike8 of the #52hikechallenge

Hang out on instagram with the hiking community enough, and you might think we all tramp around through pristine nature with artfully mussed ponytails and impeccably coordinated gear and the perfect partner. I’m here to tell you it just ain’t so, folks. Sometimes, hikes aren’t awesome. Sometimes, they almost suck. I say almost because evenContinue reading “Sometimes hikes just aren’t awesome: #hike8 of the #52hikechallenge”

Rocky Woods, Medfield, MA: #hike5 of the #52hike challenge

It’s tough to find hiking inspiration in Southern New England in February. If inspiration comes in the form of high mountains and grand vistas, that is. No, these months, for the outdoor adventurer not willing to drive 3 hours for an icy/snowy trek in the White Mountains – aka me – are about small hills,Continue reading “Rocky Woods, Medfield, MA: #hike5 of the #52hike challenge”

The weekend that wasn’t

I blame summer reading. After finishing some serious stuff like The Nightingale and Into the Wild, I needed something lighter. With perfect timing, a friend recommended The Tradd Street series by Karen White, and I dove in. I should have known, dammit. As soon as I realized the heroine was a gorgeous 39-year-old singleton withContinue reading “The weekend that wasn’t”

Great day hikes near Boston: Hiking Mt. Wachusett

Today, for the first time in a while, I feel a literal spring in my step. Also a metaphorical one. For weeks now, I have felt strangely weighed down, either by my actual body feeling stiff and creaky, or my head feeling clouded into inertia. I’m not a fan of this feeling, which is whyContinue reading “Great day hikes near Boston: Hiking Mt. Wachusett”

Random rainy Saturday musings

Lately, I’m pretty bored. Not because I don’t have work and activities going on…I do. But they aren’t really lighting up whatever region of my brain is supposed to light up when I’m thoroughly jazzed about the spin our home rock is doing around the sun. This, of course, prompts my tendency to think deepContinue reading “Random rainy Saturday musings”