On occasion, great travel gear comes from unexpected sources. I was short on time, shorter on cash, and needed a smaller hiking backpack than I currently owned. On a whim, I stopped at Aldi for a snack on the way home from my next to final training jaunt, and came across the Adventuridge hiking backpack… Continue reading Product Review: Adventuridge Hiking Backpack
For safety reasons, I will not reveal exact program timeline, etc., but here’s the basics. Since I’m already in fairly decent shape (I run, bike, walk a lot, and even when I don’t, I tend to return to my basic fitness from before within about a month), my focus is on the elevation change and re-upping… Continue reading From 183 to 3,600 metres: Training Program for Machu Picchu
Since not everyone is going to go hike Machu Picchu with me, making my specific training program unnecessary, I thought I’d share my process of planning. This way anyone reading can work at designing their program for whatever their next big goal is. Once you’ve chosen your goal/target, you have a lot of things to… Continue reading Week #4 Goal: Design Training Program for Machu Picchu Using My Environment
For a couple of years now, I have worked on the TransAmerica trail, virtually (I’m the black dot, barely in Idaho). I would love to say I could complete by the end of the year, but realistically, it’s going to take at least a couple more months beyond that. So, I’m aiming for a March… Continue reading Action Step #33–Reach “the other side of the country” by March 1
I am about to move out of the city in which I grew up. I have been here off and on for 20+ years, but I’m officially moving away at the end of the month. And that means it will be time to find some new running routes! I’m thrilled about that, actually. I… Continue reading Action Step #27–New City, New Fitness Plan
So, I set out this afternoon, determined to get to the top of a mountain nearby. And I did 2.5 hours later. Whew…6 miles one way. UP the mountain for 6 miles! That’s kinda crazy for this Florida (flatland) girl! But, I did it! And here’s some photographic proof… Enjoy!
This week’s action step should be an easy, fun, one-off one…take a hike! I’m in Central America, my foot has healed at last (but I don’t want to risk re-injury through running), and I’m ONLY going to be here for a couple more days before hitting the bus route to get to Panama from… Continue reading Action Step #14–Take a Hike!