Topo Runventure 3 Review

Believe it or not I never ran until college. When I did start running for real the only shoes I liked were true minimalist shoes - as in so minimalist you could role up TWO pairs and put them in a Nalgene. My mom called them rubber socks). Prior to that you'd only catch me … Continue reading Topo Runventure 3 Review

Nathan VaporHowe 2.0 4L Review

So the thing that started this spurt of mini review was that my former favorite running pack - the Nathan VaporMag - ripped at a seam substantially enough that I lost my favorite pair of cold weather arm warmer (which I sadly can't replace). Busted seam in my Nathan VaporMag Nathan has awesome customer service … Continue reading Nathan VaporHowe 2.0 4L Review

Trekking Poles…Everything You Need to Know (Including Why You Need Them in the First Place)

All right let's talk about trekking poles. If you're like most people I know you don't use trekking poles because you don't need them.  But trekking poles are one of those things that once you learn how to use them, and start using them, you never go back. They have so many benefits and there's … Continue reading Trekking Poles…Everything You Need to Know (Including Why You Need Them in the First Place)

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)