SCORE! Budget Saving Deals (Originally Posted on AllWomenAllTrails.com)

Disclaimer: No affiliation with any links provided in the post. No commission being earned. Backpacking, hiking, running ... supposed to be the ‘cheaper’ sports. Just lace up and go. But anyone who’s done even the slightest bit of research knows that it still ain’t cheap. So with a major trip coming up that requires a … Continue reading SCORE! Budget Saving Deals (Originally Posted on AllWomenAllTrails.com)

Going the distance…with an infant?! (Originally posted on AllWomenAllTrails.com)

I often get double checked on my distance when sharing my adventures with my son. With my upcoming backpacking trip people keep asking how far I think we’ll go each day. And then their jaw drops to the floor when I answer 12-15 miles. Most people don’t realize my background. I’m an ultra distance trail … Continue reading Going the distance…with an infant?! (Originally posted on AllWomenAllTrails.com)

Nightmare Come True (Part 3 of however many more it takes to tell the story)

Reality check. Nightmare was just beginning. Second night in the hospital and little man’s oxygen stats drop and drop and don’t come back up. And this is already after having to wake him to get him a new IV. We try increasing oxygen again and again and again but nothing, no improvement. Doctor has been … Continue reading Nightmare Come True (Part 3 of however many more it takes to tell the story)

Pre-Planning and the Darn Budgeting (Originally posted on allwomenalltrails.com)

REI... Anyone with even the slightest sense of adventure could easily spend thousands of dollars here. Plus they work as a Co-Op and advocate and work towards saving our precious environment. What’s not to like?! Our family probably only visits two other stores more frequently- the grocery store and local running store (Runner’s Roost Lakewood). … Continue reading Pre-Planning and the Darn Budgeting (Originally posted on allwomenalltrails.com)

Nightmare Come True (Part 2 of 3 … well maybe 4)

We didn’t make it to the next day. Instead we ended up rushing ourselves to the closest Children’s Hospital ER. Not going to lie....I was flying through a construction zone at night. My little man could barely breathe and it sure as heck wasn’t getting better with the home medication. It felt like forever getting … Continue reading Nightmare Come True (Part 2 of 3 … well maybe 4)

Nightmare Come True (Part 1 of 2 maybe 3)

I’ve spent a lot time thinking and rewriting how I would share about this. How I would share about a nightmare come true. I wrote a draft basically telling everyone to F***ing wash their hands and cover their mouths. I wrote a draft that probably was a wee be too sciency for most. Today we … Continue reading Nightmare Come True (Part 1 of 2 maybe 3)

Slow Down

It’s ok to slow down. It’s ok to slow down, especially when you’re feeling off. Hormone shifts can do that. So can lack of sleep. Or maybe you just didn’t eat enough. You don’t necessarily feel bad- just not great. It’s ok to slow down. We’re runners and that tends to be hard. But it’s … Continue reading Slow Down