New moon, new month, or maybe it's the transition of the seasons-- but I regularly go through this cycle of desiring to organize my life. There's the physical act of decluttering. Of walking into my closet and tossing things I haven't touched in awhile into a pile or organizing my desks or revamping and refining … Continue reading Transition of Seasons
Our experience shapes and defines our reality. I am continually being pushed, expanded, and refined. And I am constantly in awe of what this body can do. Registered for my first 50 mile race. In October 🤷♀️ Will it be hard? Surely. But sometimes I think running 3 miles at 4:30am is hard. It's all … Continue reading Experience Shapes Reality
Sometimes I am so on top of things-- like the time I picked out my Halloween costume in August and purchased all the cards I need for the next several months in a single trip to Target. And sometimes I have "schedule podiatrist appointment" on my to-do list for weeks 🤷♀️ It's way too easy … Continue reading Sometimes I Am So on Top of Things
A week has passed since we finished the Colorado Trail. It's always a little weird coming back to the real world after spending a few weeks in the wilderness. I've rested. A lot. I've soaked my feet in epsom salt 2x every day. I've started slowly to ease my body back into movement. I got … Continue reading A Week Post-CT
It's funny how we are creatures of habit. Our days on the trail went something like this-- Wake up at 4:15. Take down tent, pack up gear, poop. On the trail by 4:50ish. Hike for about an hour then start eating an on-the-go breakfast while we continued hiking. Stop by a water source around 9-10am … Continue reading Creatures of Habit
We broke our trip into two parts-- (1) Waterton Canyon to Copper Mountain at the beginning of July (2) Copper Mountain to Junction Creek the evening of July 20th through the morning of August 3rd The entire trail is 484.6 miles, gains 89,354 ft, has an average elevation over 10,000 ft, and reaches the highest … Continue reading Details of the Colorado Trail
Done! 367 miles in just under two weeks. Visited a few small interesting towns. Saw one moose (up close) and lots of other animals. Met some nice people. Was on the receiving end of kindness and trail magic. Made a few wrong turns. Saw breathtaking views. Crossed a creek with water above my knees in … Continue reading Done!
The last big day on the trail-- 32.9 miles. I'm tired. I'm a little soggy. I haven't brushed my hair in a few days. I've shed a lot of tears. I'm in so much pain. The last three days I've been hyper focused on just putting one foot in front of the other. So focused … Continue reading Last Big Day on the Trail
Tomorrow we start Segment 22 where we hit the Colorado Trail high point of 13,271 ft. It will be a long slow 15.6 mile trek to get there, but like most things, the view from the top will be worth every arduous step. It's crazy to me how quickly this trip is passing. We only … Continue reading One More
Why am I here? The easy answer-- It's beautiful. It's fun and challenging. It's an adventure. True, true, and true. But it's also another mirror to give me a glimpse of who I am as a human. How do I really handle things when they get tough? How high is my pain threshold? How do … Continue reading Why Am I Here?