My first half-marathon

My first half-marathon

We were supposed to run 10 miles today according to our training schedule and I was scared to death that I wouldn’t be able to do it. Ever since we did the Cascade Lakes Relay in early August we haven’t been running regularly as we’ve been focusing on hiking in preparation for the hike around […]

Round the Mountain

Round the Mountain

Every year Glenn and I plan at least one mystery vacation for each other. We plan a special outing and the other person doesn’t know what it is until it happens. I stole this idea from a co-worker who does this with his partner and I thought it was brilliant! This past Labor Day weekend […]

Larch Mountain hike

Larch Mountain hike

This past weekend we hiked further than I have ever gone in a single day – and not necessarily on purpose! I had a friend mention that she had recently hiked to Larch Mountain and that it was a challenging but doable nine miles round trip. This sounded exactly like what we wanted to do […]

Making up for lost time

Making up for lost time

Glenn and I are training for multiple hiking trips later this summer. In August we plan to do backcountry camping in the Olympic National Park/Forest area (Washington) and over Labor Day Weekend we’ll be hiking all the way around Mt. Hood (Oregon). Circumnavigating a volcano! It doesn’t get much cooler than that. Both trips will involve considerable […]

Becoming a runner

Becoming a runner

I still can’t believe I’m a runner. In all honesty, I think “running” is too strong of a word to describe what I do. It’s really more of a shuffle with forward momentum. My friend and neighbor, who has often gone out jogging with Glenn and I, calls it “shoggling” – which is a combination […]