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


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

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 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!)