Little Steps: Day 11 – Trees are our Greatest Observers

Day 11: 1.36 miles / Total miles: 6.9mi / Days left: 168 / Time: 1:03:04 min I felt a little more confident today in a lot of ways. A little more energy. A little less paranoid. I was mentally ready for this trail today. But first, I had to drive to the trailhead. I havent …

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Little Steps: Day 9 – Escaping to Nature. And Leaving a Little of me Behind…

Day 9: 1.36 miles / Total miles: 5.54 / Days left: 170 / Time: 30:40 mins I did absolutely the bare minimum on Monday. I couldnt move. And even if I could, I didnt want to. This weekend completely drained me. Mentally and physically. Which is not a bad thing. But I am learning to …

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Little Steps: Days 6 & 7 – A Scout Leader Never Stops

Days 6 & 7: 1.75 miles / Total miles: 4.16 / Days left: 172 Camping is all about becoming one with nature. Relaxing. And meditating. And doing nothing. And blah blah blah, yadda, yadda, yadda. Except breathing fresh, pure, air. And surviving without luxuries. But on a scout campout? As a scout leader? There is …

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Little Steps: Day 5 – The Smaller the Tent, the Bigger the Struggle?

Day 5: 0.0 miles / Total Miles: 2.41 / Days Left: 174 Eeeeeeeee. It is scout campout weelend! And not glamping like our family loves. I am talking, middle of nowhere, no cell reception, no electricity, very little running water, basic toilets. Adirondacks with bunks and no mattresses. Or a cold, wet, Oregon ground. We …

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Little Steps: Day 2 – A Child’s Pace is a Good Pace

Day 2: 1.32 Mi My kiddos woke up with a fever. Again. I think they learned how to warm themselves up under a light. Because their only symptom is a fever. So no school, or Taekwondo, again for them. Ugh. Fevers throw a wrench in to everything. Every. Thing. Your world literally comes to a …

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Little Steps: Day 1 – The mile that almost wasn’t

Day 1: 1.12 MilesMy plan for today was to come home after work, run all the puppies, then grab Helios and head to the park.I have been mentally preparing, and mapping the logistics out, for this day, for about 10 days.Well, a funny thing happened. A funny thing called life.My coworkers have been dropping like …

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