camping · Living in Alaska · Travel · Weekend · Winter

My First Solo Camping Trip

I’ve always been into camping ever since I was a little girl.  My dad and I spent years going to World’s End State Park in Pennsylvania and camping together on a summer or fall weekend, and it’s something that helped me fall in love with the outdoors. My husband isn’t as big on camping as I… Continue reading My First Solo Camping Trip

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

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

BibRave Pro · Living in Alaska · Product Review · Training · Travel · Triathlon · Weekend

GNT Training: Week 7 & Some New Gear

Disclaimer: I received the Zensah Well Rounded Shorts 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!  Week 7 of Gold Nugget Tri training is complete, which means that I only have one more… Continue reading GNT Training: Week 7 & Some New Gear

Friday Five · HIking · Living in Alaska · Running · Trail Running · Travel

Friday Five: Five Bucket List Items for 2016

Hi everyone!  Today is the last January Friday Five linkup with Cynthia, Courtney, and Mar this year!  The topic is “Free Friday”, so I figured I would keep up with the January theme of writing posts about 2016 and share my bucket list for 2016!  These aren’t necessarily my goals, mostly because there are so many… Continue reading Friday Five: Five Bucket List Items for 2016

Friday Five · Travel · Winter

Friday Five: Five Favorite Winter Activities in Philly!

Hi everyone!  Guess what?  This time next week, I’LL BE HOME!!!!!  After 14 long months I’ll finally be visiting my family, friends, and my puppy Bella!  I can’t wait!  We’re leaving Anchorage at midnight AST on December 23, and should hopefully make it to Philly by 4:00 pm EST on December 24.  I’m cutting it… Continue reading Friday Five: Five Favorite Winter Activities in Philly!

Friday Five · Travel

Friday Five: Five Racecations I Want to Take in 2016

Hi everyone!  This week has been so, soooooo long.  It’s been a rough week for my organization and me and all of my coworkers were just feeling off all week long.  I’m perking up at the thought of the weekend though!  Since I just feel like I really need a vacation, I was happy to… Continue reading Friday Five: Five Racecations I Want to Take in 2016

Race Recap · Travel

Columbia Gorge Half Marathon Race Recap

Hi everyone!  Sorry for the delay in recapping my latest half marathon, but now that I’m finally back home in Anchorage I’m able to sit down and write it all out!  I’ll hopefully have a recap up of the rest of my weekend soon – including waterfalls, hiking, donuts, and CHIPOTLE!!!! Anyways, if you missed… Continue reading Columbia Gorge Half Marathon Race Recap