Running · Injury

Taking My First Steps Towards Running Again

If you read my PT update from last week, you’ll know that my physical therapist thinks that I’m strong enough to start running again.  She’s been watching my hips to make sure they stay in the right place during every exercise and has been building up my core strength with Pilates, and on Monday it… Continue reading Taking My First Steps Towards Running Again

HIking · Living in Alaska · Travel · Weekend · Winter

A Perfect Winter Backpacking Trip

I know that it’s officially spring now, but it’s definitely not spring here in Alaska.  I mean, we’re getting tons of sunlight (over 12 hours a day now!) and it’s what Alaskans would consider warm (above freezing) pretty consistently, but there’s still a lot of snow on the ground.  However, that snow makes for perfect… Continue reading A Perfect Winter Backpacking Trip

Injury · Running

PT Progress and a Running Update

If you’ve been following my blog at any point over the last year, you’ll know that my SI joint was injured after overtraining for the Columbia Gorge Half Marathon back in 2015.  Ever since then, I’ve had a really tough time getting back to running, and I miss it like crazy!  So back in January… Continue reading PT Progress and a Running Update

Bike · HIking · Swim · Training · Triathlon

GNT Training Week 1: Just Keep Swimming

This week was my unofficial start of training for the Gold Nugget Triathlon, and like I mentioned before I’ve definitely got no official training plan that can fit my crazy life right now.  I can’t run yet, so my “running” training is coming from long hikes and from all the work I’m doing in PT until… Continue reading GNT Training Week 1: Just Keep Swimming

BibRave Pro · HIking · Product Review · Winter

Winter Hiking Hacks

Disclaimer: I received a UV Half Buff to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews! As you can probably tell from my blog and Insta, I love hiking.  In fact, it’s been my favorite outdoor… Continue reading Winter Hiking Hacks

Bucket List · HIking · Living in Alaska · Weekend · Winter

A Bucket List Weekend

This weekend was awesome!  I’ve been making my weekends super lazy lately, so I felt like I was due for some adventures.  It was absolutely freezing this weekend – temps were in the low single digits with serious wind – but I didn’t let that stop me! Saturday was the ceremonial start of the Iditarod!… Continue reading A Bucket List Weekend

Bike · Swim · Triathlon

Spring Racing Plans

I’ve got some exciting news today!  It’s been a long time since I’ve done a race due to my SI joint injury, and I definitely miss the feeling of signing up for a race, training for something hard, and crossing the finish line.  I’m going to be starting a slow, supervised return to running in… Continue reading Spring Racing Plans

Living in Alaska · Travel

My First Trip To Juneau

Last week started out with a huge bucket list item getting checked off my list:  I went to Juneau!  I’ve wanted to go to Alaska’s capital city ever since I moved here, but it’s not exactly easy to get to.  You either have to take an expensive flight, or you can drive to another coastal… Continue reading My First Trip To Juneau

Winter

How to Fall in Love with Winter

Hi everyone!  It’s been another downright cold week here in Anchorage.  As I mentioned last week, Alaska is slowly but surely getting our sunlight back and it’s been such a huge mental boost for everyone here.  We all want to go outside again now that it’s still light out after work, but there’s one thing… Continue reading How to Fall in Love with Winter

HIking · Living in Alaska · Winter

Here Comes The Sun

Hi everyone!  February in Alaska is officially here, and I’m kind of in love with this month. We’ve got lots of snow on the ground (which is groomed for perfect ski and fat bike conditions), the weather is cold but not below zero, and the days are getting longer.  We’ve got about 8 hours of… Continue reading Here Comes The Sun