2016 has cracked my heart open in a tragically, magical way. I’m convinced the universe works in oxymorons. I’ve felt heartache that has shattered my heart, but found that if I bury that sadness under my skin instead of letting … Continue reading Year of the Bourtney.
After several weeks of non-hiking adventures, Portland seemed to smile upon me and grant me a 48 degree rain-free forecast. My hiking boots were calling my name after hearing “no showers. These boots are the ones I learned I had … Continue reading (Attempt at) Bell Creek Loop.
At the end of a long day of adventuring, it’s easy to throw down the pack and head straight for a long night’s sleep- only to wake up the next morning, aching and stiff all over. You can make grand adventures without the achy body and extreme stiffness. Take care of your adventuring body with these four simple trick for post-hike body bliss. Eat up. The perfect post-hike meal combines protein (help muscles recover) and carbohydrates (which help replenish energy stores). Choose foods like a tuna-fish sandwich or chicken over rice that combine both sources of marco-nutrients for an easy … Continue reading Simple Tricks for Post-Hike Body Bliss.
Start before you are ready. If that little inner voice inside you keeps directing you towards a goal, listen. Don’t start calculating or debating. Don’t let the doubt, fear, or anxiety creep in. Forget the details. Forget all the … Continue reading LP 2016: Climb Your Mountain.
As the last few days of 2015 unfold, I’ve found that I’ve been stumbling across lessons in small moments. Lessons in moments that I’ve been least expectant. Moments that I’ve allowed myself to be present and soak up my surroundings. … Continue reading The “Lesson Plan” for 2016.
The holidays are here! The season of get-togethers’ is upon us and before you let time (& your waistline) get away from you, implement these five little tweaks into your busy holiday schedule to work off that holiday feast! Wake … Continue reading The Ultimate Fitness Plan To Working Off Your Holiday Feast.