Little Steps: Day 23 – Pause. Reflect. Move Forward.

Day 23: 3.14 miles / Total miles: 21.28mi / Days left: 156 / Time:2:01:15 / Pace: 38'35 Yesterday was my first hike since last Thursday (Day 18). I ended last week on such a euphoric high. And then this weekend happened. And I desperately needed to go for a hike. I couldn't go Monday. I …

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Little Steps: Day 18 – A Magically Indescribable Jurassic Park (of sorts)

Day 18: 3.54 miles / Total miles: 18.14mi / Days left: 161 / Time: ? / Pace: 29'07" The moment I stepped on the trail today, I realized I have watched way too many Jurassic Park movies. Part of me was worried that a velociraptor would pop out from behind a moss covered tree. And …

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Little Steps: Day 17 – Friendship and Grief in the Trees

Day 17: 2.6 miles / Total miles: 14.6mi / Days left: 162 / Time: ? / Pace: 38'45" Today's hike was a little bit different. My work husband was able to join me. Or maybe I didnt give him the option to say no. I told him I couldnt make him do anything he didnt …

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Little Steps: Day 16 – Rain and Self Confidence

Day 16: 1.6 miles / Total miles: 12.31mi / Days left: 163 / Time: 48:31min Today was just another regular grey drizzly day here in the Pacific NW. Not enough rain to use wipers, but just enough to be annoying not to use them. I have lived in the same area my entire life. I …

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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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