Thanksgiving on the Trail

This year, Jake and I are opting outside for Thanksgiving! We leave tomorrow for a week long backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon with our family. One major goal for the trip... recreate Thanksgiving dinner on the trail. Supplies: 2 backpacking stoves 2 lightweight cooking pots fuel dehydrator eating utensils small paper plates for the trail (1 for each …

Cat’s out of the bag…

For the past 4 years, Jake and I have talked ourselves out of doing the Pacific Crest Trail. It's really easy to do actually - think about your job, your house, your bills, packing up everything you own into storage, finding care for pets, your finances, no paycheck. You know, little stuff. The Dreaded Talk This …

How to Train for a Marathon in the Middle of Winter… in Wyoming ❄

❄ In 2 weeks, I start my training for the Boston Marathon. My plan is 22-weeks long and falls right in the middle of winter... Wyoming winter. Sometimes its hard to stay motivated and inspired during the winter months due to unpredictable weather, lack of variety with running routes, working out indoors, or simply just being cold all the …

Boston Bound.

Running is more than a sport or exercise or "escape" to me. Running has taught me so much about myself and what I'm truly capable of. Running gives me freedom - to explore, to push past my comfort zone - to willfully take chances without the fear of failure. Boston is a buzzword in the running community. Like many other dedicated runners, …

“Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith” Margaret Shepard

The Pacific Crest Trail. Can you guess where I'm going with this blog? I'm Christina and this is my journey. My husband, Jake, and I have been married for 2 1/2 years and have lived a quiet life together in the small town of Gillette, WY. Living in a 2-bedroom apartment without pets or children to raise, gives us freedom to …