Not skiing.

I decided not to ski last year. Take a moment to process your shock, spit out your coffee, and gasp. I decided not to ski last year, and almost everyone I know in the outdoor community was blown away. There were many reasons I chose this, but primarily it centered around this: skiing was no... Continue Reading →

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Bhiking

If you've read my posts about Idaho (well... that one's yet to come) and crashing alone, you know that earlier this summer I had my mountain biking confidence shattered. After a 3 hour ride in which I did not stop crying the entire time, and a mellow ride that was more successful, I'm in a... Continue Reading →

The dangers of adventuring with disorders.

  I think it would be downright irresponsible of me to run this blog encouraging everyone to adventure while coping with their various mental illnesses without acknowledging that it can be dangerous. I don’t mean in the way that these activities are inherently dangerous, I mean that the mental illness adds a danger to it.... Continue Reading →

I Always Wear Eyewear

Sunglasses and goggles are great! We should all keep our eyes protected from the sun and from pokey things with sunglasses or goggles depending on the sport or your preference. But I want to talk about another bonus: I cry on adventures. I wish I wouldn't, but I do. I love my sunglasses and goggles... Continue Reading →

My 16 lb Dog is Faster Than Me

Running is hard. I didn't believe I could run a mile until my awesome friend made me keep going when I wanted to stop, and quickly my distances skyrocketed after that. I'm still maxing out at about 10 miles these days, probably because I'm kind of inconsistent (working on that). In any case, I have... Continue Reading →

Are You Toxic?

“How can you say you like (enter activity here) when you never want to go when I invite you?” I hate to break it to you, but it's probably because you're toxic. If I never want to climb, hike, ski, bike, etc. with you, it's probably because you are toxic to my adventure experience. Honestly,... Continue Reading →

Alternate Nostril Breathing

Nadi Shodhana Pranayama – the Sanskrit which we use to refer to alternate nostril breathing. I love this exercise for climbing because it helps me stay grounded and feel safe. Even if I'm halfway up the wall, I can still ground myself. I like to hold onto the wall with one hand, sit back into... Continue Reading →

I Tried to Ride

There's a women's Mountain Bike Club here. On the website, it looks like an awesome, supportive environment to learn and have fun. They started the season with a kick-off party that included group rides, and with that idea came all of the social anxieties. Do I wear my mountain bike gear? If I don't wear... Continue Reading →

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