Bucket List

My 2017 Bucket List

Hi everyone!  We’re already almost halfway through January, and one thing I haven’t done yet is set goals for 2017.  And honestly, I’ve kind of been putting this off.  I was interested in what my goals were for 2016, so I went back and read last year’s goal post and it made me incredibly sad.  About… Continue reading My 2017 Bucket List

BibRave Pro · Bike · Product Review · Winter

Staying Visible in the Winter: Brilliant Reflective Review

Disclaimer: I received Brilliant Reflective Iron-On and Stick-On Reflective Strips 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! Hi everyone!  This weekend was the first weekend in a while where we stayed in town instead of… Continue reading Staying Visible in the Winter: Brilliant Reflective Review

HIking · Living in Alaska · Winter

Winter Backpacking 101

Hi everyone!  If you read my last post, you’ll know that I went backpacking this past weekend to a cabin along Nancy Lake.  Yep, I went backpacking in January in Alaska!  And here’s another fun fact:  it was my very first backpacking trip!  To say I was nervous is an understatement.  I spent so much… Continue reading Winter Backpacking 101

BibRave Pro · HIking · Living in Alaska · Product Review · Weekend · Winter

Winter Backpacking Trip to Nancy Lake (and Post-Hike Recovery!)

Hi everyone!  Happy 2017!  It feels weird thinking that December is over.  We’re now in the long, dark part of the winter, and I remember feeling really depressed and miserable during this part of my first winter here in Alaska.  Ever since then, I’ve tried to look for ways to stay active and adventurous during… Continue reading Winter Backpacking Trip to Nancy Lake (and Post-Hike Recovery!)

Living in Alaska · Skiing · Weekend · Winter

A Winter Trip to Seward

Hi everyone!  Like I said in my last post, I had a super busy weekend and I couldn’t fit it all into one post.  So I’m back with post #2 about my holiday weekend.  This part of my weekend actually started last Thursday night, when Andrew and I headed down to Seward to stay with… Continue reading A Winter Trip to Seward

HIking · Living in Alaska · Skiing · Weekend · Winter

A Happy Holiday Weekend

Hi everyone!  This weekend was filled with so much awesome stuff that I’m going to need to split it into two posts.  And there’s no better way to start off than by focusing on Christmas and the start of Hanukkah! On Christmas Eve back in Philly, we used to host a party for both of… Continue reading A Happy Holiday Weekend

Living in Alaska · Winter

Happy Winter Solstice!

Hi everyone!  Today is the winter solstice, AKA the shortest day of the year.  In the Lower 48 I don’t think I ever really recognized this as an important day, even though it’s the official start to winter.  But up in Alaska, the darkness is so noticeable that I actually begin to look forward to… Continue reading Happy Winter Solstice!

Injury · Running

What’s In A (Blog) Name?

Hi everyone!  As you may have read in last week’s post (or noticed over the last few months), I’ve been taking some serious breaks from blogging.  Mainly because for years this was a blog about running, and occasionally about other random things.  But mostly running.  I wrote about the good runs, the bad runs, the… Continue reading What’s In A (Blog) Name?

Living in Alaska · Skiing · Weekend · Winter

Snowy Weekends Are My Favorite

Hi everyone!  I feel like I’ve been neglecting this blog so much lately.  I’m having all sorts of feelings about keeping up a blog about running when I haven’t been able to really run in a few months.  I’ve found a few new workouts that I’m able to do completely pain-free, and I find myself… Continue reading Snowy Weekends Are My Favorite