(Attempt at) Bell Creek Loop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHYxZqiVe-E 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 to have after several hikes (longer than 10 miles) in tennis shoes. Don't get … Continue reading (Attempt at) Bell Creek Loop.


Help me pursue my Bucket List. Fitness has not only brought me the gift of self-acceptance but it has expanded my definition of "fitness" and "health" to include more than simply how much I can bench press or the amount of pull-ups I can complete (although those are motivational too!) Fitness has allowed me the … Continue reading #EpicBucketList.

Cultivate Your Own Happiness.

The past week has been a tough one and I've been struggling to push through forcing myself to "just keep grinding it out." I repeated this several times in my head before I stopped to think about these words. I don't want to simply "grind life out". I want to experience it and all the … Continue reading Cultivate Your Own Happiness.