Tag Archives: backpacking

2016 in review

Well, plenty of ink has been devoted to discussing how crap 2016 was. Now I’m looking back at my own year, as documented by this blog, and maybe it wasn’t so bad. Notable highlight: getting married to my favorite person … Continue reading

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Newbie backpackers: the saga

Sorry this blog has been so quiet– my training got sidelined by travel, by a calf strain, and by the Cold From Hell (which is finally subsiding). But I never wrote about the backpacking trip! So here goes… The trip … Continue reading

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Scouting mission

I’m going on a weekend backpacking trip with friends next month–  we’ll hike out to a backcountry site, spend a couple nights, and then hike back to the car. This is a first-time trip for 2 of the 4 of … Continue reading

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Not what it used to be

Remember when HIIT workouts used to be my funzies day, my “yay I’m not lifting’ workout? Now they just suck. 3 weeks of not working out has sapped both my motivation and my fitness and everything is hard and I … Continue reading

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2015 Recap

I hope 2016 is treating you all well so far! Here’s my annual post where I look back over the past year and see my struggles and my progress. First of all, WOW! I ticked a couple things off the … Continue reading

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A hiking love song to upper body strength

A little lifting, a little cardio, a little stretching. Lifting was a solid upper body workout: biceps, triceps, front and side delts, pec flys, back extensions, lat pulldowns and pushups. (Does anyone else’s shoulder socket pop when doing side delt … Continue reading

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4 Days on the Appalachian Trail

Yesterday noon we finally came down off the mountain after 4 days hiking. We started at Pen-Mar, at the PA/MD border, hiked the entire Maryland section, and crossed over briefly into VA and ended in WV at Harper’s Ferry. 4 … Continue reading

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