How to hike 100 miles if you’ve never done it before

Originally published on Bivy Thru-hiking is more popular than ever. It seems that everyone knows at least one person who knows someone who thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, or the rare Continental Divide. You can find people on YouTube who have vlogged their entire hike and even captured gorgeous aerial shots withContinue reading “How to hike 100 miles if you’ve never done it before”

2 Options to Climbing Outdoors as a Newbie

So, you’ve been climbing indoors for a while. Or at least a week. And now you want to get outside. Full disclosure: I’m not an expert at climbing. Nowhere near it. That being said, there are two options. The safer option, and the less safe option: Take a class Get a friend to take youContinue reading “2 Options to Climbing Outdoors as a Newbie”

How to get into rock climbing as a complete and total beginner

HEY, YOU. Sick of constantly dropping your baby? Are you interested in getting into rock climbing? Here’s how you get into rock climbing if you’re a total, utter beginner: 1. Go to a rock climbing gym Rock climbing gyms are an excellent place to start for beginners. They have padded floors and a staff that’sContinue reading “How to get into rock climbing as a complete and total beginner”

Exercises you can not-so-secretly do in your office

Exercising is awesome, but also, life. And by life I mean office life. And commuter life. And side gig/freelancing life. Wow, that’s a lot of sitting and a weird amount of exhaustion from all the different hats I have to wear. You are probably (most likely) in a similar situation. Here’s what you do: exerciseContinue reading “Exercises you can not-so-secretly do in your office”

The number one advice I have for anyone trying to get into exercise

I’ve only been working out hardcore for two years, but it’s been an eventful 2 years. Even before that, I was doing other exercises that were steadily helping build me up – I took a swimming class, a Zumba class, a spinning class, and tried to hike the Y. And then after I graduated college,Continue reading “The number one advice I have for anyone trying to get into exercise”

The lazy woman’s guide to eating healthy without eating rabbit food

Are you wanting to eat healthier? Is Chick-Fil-A leaving you satisfied, only to have that satisfaction to be replaced with regret approximately 20 minutes later? Do you want to eat healthy without feeling like Bugs Bunny? Do you also hate cooking and want easy hacks that simultaneously makes spinach taste like candy but also trimsContinue reading “The lazy woman’s guide to eating healthy without eating rabbit food”

If you don’t have it, you can learn it

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression in some form or another that boils down to: “You either have it or you don’t.” I completely disagree with this. It’s too reductive, too reliant on talent and innate ability. It’s a fixed mindset rather than a growth mindset and can be incredibly limiting. I try – keyContinue reading “If you don’t have it, you can learn it”

You never forget your first shoes

I’m only being slightly dramatic when I say these shoes changed my life. They were shoes that were meant more for hiking (i.e. they were bulkier), but because they were built like running shoes, I also exercised in them. I learned how to run in these shoes. I would wear them as I ran uphillContinue reading “You never forget your first shoes”