mt. san jacinto, ca

Originally posted May 30, 2013 – edited My friend, TJ, the hiking program director at the Biggest Loser Resort Fitness Ridge, posted some pictures on Facebook, sharing details of some cool and challenging hikes she had recently completed. I was planning a mini vacation, and looking for some challenge myself. Fueled by TJ’s recent adventures, I focused my online research…

my first time

Settle down, Sally. I’m not going to share details of that ‘special’ night back in 1983 when, after plying myself with copious amounts of my then boyfriend [now husband]’s dad’s homemade wine, I had my first go at the horizontal mambo. Nope, I’m talking about my first ever 5k race. Although in fairness calling it a race is a…

hiking: exercise, experience…or both?

My recent act of stupidity on the Trail Canyon hike got me thinking. Why is it that I try to race up to the summit when I hike? I read the guidebooks and reviews, and note their suggested completion time. And my immediate thought is, “As far as I’m concerned, that’s just the time to beat!”. Instead…

owning it

After a long travel day Tuesday, I awoke bright and early Wednesday morning to start my 47th year at my home away from home in Vegas. When Mr. Enthusiasm asked what I felt like doing for the day, my immediate response was HIKING! With the whole government shut-down nonsense still going on, Red Rock Canyon…

eye candy – Part III: Herman Lake, CO

My massive road trip finally wrapped up late last night, but thanks to the magic of pre-scheduled blog posts, I have one last bit of eye candy to share with you. 🙂 As a reminder, if you missed Eye Candy – Part I: Fletcher Canyon – just click here, or Eye Candy – Part II: Mary Jane Falls – click here.…

eye candy – Part II: Mary Jane Falls

Well, I’m still on the road, so here is the second of my pre-scheduled, mostly wordless, hiking stories-told-through-pictures. If you missed Eye Candy – Part I: Fletcher Canyon – just click here. 🙂 The star of today’s post is the Mary Jane Falls Trail at the Spring Mountains in Southern Nevada. I hiked it on Thursday (Aug 29th), my 3rd go…

when is enough enough?

Regular readers of this blog know that I am just slightly obsessed with all things pop culture, and that I get my daily fix of Hollywood smut via Lainey Gossip. Earlier this week, Lainey wrote about Melissa McCarthy weighing in on the issue of weight and perspective in an article with MORE Magazine. Lainey’s post is…

a very good Saturday!

Source Today’s post will be short and sweet. And, also pretty boastful. [Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Look away if you must.] Drumroll please…. I hit 4 personal bests yesterday! 10.26 miles on the elliptical (previous high was 9 miles) a total burn of 2,910 calories (my daily goal is 2,470) 25,543 steps for the day…