New shoes…and nowhere to go

I love hiking boots and shoes. I love them almost as much as all my running friends love their running shoes, and that’s saying something. I love the solid feeling of them, how they connect my feet to the earth. Well, they’re meant to do exactly that, of course, but I’m talking more in theContinue reading “New shoes…and nowhere to go”

I’m too cool for resolutions…or not

For the 2nd year in a row, I have welcomed the New Year by being sick. Not how I intended things to go – either year – but little children and their stomach bugs seem destined to take me down occasionally. Not much to be done about it when #aunting is a routine part ofContinue reading “I’m too cool for resolutions…or not”

Do you document your victories?

Recently, I’ve been seeing a nutritionist. Behind those words are a ton of baggage. I’ll spare you the details, but let’s just say that I’ve spent a lifetime trying to lose weight, and asking for help has never really been my strong suit. Lately, I’ve found myself more willing to forgive myself for these so-calledContinue reading “Do you document your victories?”

On top of the world: The Sulpher Skyline Trail

There was a moment during my recent hiking trip to Canada when I found myself asking an important existential question. Do I even like hiking? See, as regular blog readers will know, I tend to have the occasional meltdown while climbing up hills (see this post from back in May). I worked hard before thisContinue reading “On top of the world: The Sulpher Skyline Trail”

Throwback Thursday: Dusk hike to Grotto Falls, #hike30 of the #52hikechallenge

How far we’d come…how far I’d come in the years since we started these adventures, that I was actually planning on and really looking forward to a hike up a hill in the dark.