My Non-Running Outlook on Life

The last time I ran was on July 4th. I attempted to run last week, but had immediate pain in my tibia – in the exact spot where I had a stress fracture last summer – and honestly have had no desire to try again. I'd had discomfort on & off in both tibias all… Continue reading My Non-Running Outlook on Life

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Hiking Mount Greylock and Saddle Ball Mountain

This past weekend, I went "home." I got to Longmeadow late morning on Friday (thank you to my boss, who insisted I sleep in after not sleeping at ALL Monday-Wednesday!) and checked the weather constantly. It was looking like Sunday was going to be the better weekend day to hike, as Saturday's mountaintop forecast for… Continue reading Hiking Mount Greylock and Saddle Ball Mountain

Completing My First Official Hiking Challenge

As I wrote about recently, my dad and I completed the Fulton Chain Trifecta on July 14 – my last full day of summer vacation. I finally got around to sending in for my patch the following week. In addition to a form that asks what dates and times (honestly wasn't sure if they wanted… Continue reading Completing My First Official Hiking Challenge

Hiking the Blue Hills Skyline Trail (End to End)

Saturday was my second solo hike and possibly my hardest hike ever. It was definitely my most mentally difficult hike. I truly enjoyed the quiet time alone with nature and my thoughts, but there were a handful of times when I could have used some motivation or even just some commiserating. I intended to let… Continue reading Hiking the Blue Hills Skyline Trail (End to End)