lost and found

My Year of Sweat 365-day challenge is now complete, and while I have shared the valuable lessons learned, I have not yet tallied the more tangible successes. i.e. What is it that I have gained and lost along the way? I’m guessing most people are interested in the physical changes, although – it’s funny – I’m not nearly as concerned about the numbers anymore. (Count…

lessons learned, one sweaty day at a time

As 2013 comes to an end, so too does my 365 day challenge. On January 1, 2013, I declared my goal to work up an intense sweat each and every day of this calendar year. With just 4 days left, I feel confident enough in my ability to finish this that I’m willing to post a…

slowing the swinging pendulum

Below is a re-blog of my guest post on Kerry’s Winding Road. I know many of you did click over to read it on Kerry’s blog, but I wanted to also re-post it here for those who may not have made it over. Please don’t feel obligated to comment or like again. I just wanted to…

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…

hello 47!

Happy birthday to me! Today I enter my 47th year on this planet, and as I enthusiastically wave goodbye to 46, I share with you 46 random thoughts. Some are lessons I’ve learned along the way, some are things I hope to do for the first time [or more consistently] during my 47th year. And some are, well… just…