My relationship with Running is trendy- on fleek, as some may say. No, it’s not trendy because cardio is all the rage or because #freefitness is better than paying a C-note for a gym membership. My relationship with Running is like a Tinder relationship. Sometimes Running and I both swipe right on each other. The romance is whirlwind- fast, long, and sweaty. Sometimes though, I swipe left on Running. Sure, it’s fun profile pictures of dirt trails, mountains, and waterfr
I attended my first Ironman event in Lake Placid when I was twelve years old. My mom and I went up for a day trip not realizing the event was happening. Lake Placid was swarming with people. Lots of spandex, lots of bikes, lots of cowbells. It was cool, but I didn’t quite get it. When I was in high school, I attended IM LP to support my chemistry teacher and coach as she competed in her first full Ironman. I had the distinct pleasure of training with her for runs and lifegu
DISCLAIMER: This is a long read, but then again, this was a long hike. Also, this Trip Report was not endorsed by any sock companies or PB&J manufacturers. Two weeks ago, on a long winter hike in the Adirondacks, a friend from high school who thru-hiked the AT told me about the Four State Challenge- a 45-mile trek between PA, MD, WV, and VA often tackled by thru-hikers in one epic day. That's when the idea hatched that I would take on the Challenge for the Spring Solstice.
Wandering & Found
Reflections on traveling, training, and finding happiness