Hi - I'm Barb, older than I look :-), and have had Type 1 diabetes since I was 25. I have dealt with that primarily by running, swimming and hiking as often as possible in hot Orlando. As I recently celebrated 20 years of working in communications and marketing at a large research university I began to wonder what it would feel like to write less about science and more about day-to-day life. Kind of like what journalists used to do. So contingent on approval from various docs, I plan to begin a thru-hike of the AT at the end of March while my husband Dennis tends to our two greyhounds and keeps track of me via GPS. I hope to meet some if not all of you along with way and hear your stories as well.
The issue of mental fitness for a thru-hike has taken on a new perspective in the last week with the news of the suicides of both a fashion and an
One thing the Appalachian Trail hasn't changed for me is my stubborn inability to grasp certain fundamental concepts. For instance-change management.
As I sit in the Wildwood Grill and Lounge waiting for my personal-size veggie pizza to come out so I can take it back to my room at the Fontana
Let's get this out of the way right up front. On my second day hiking the Appalachian Trail I got lost. That's right - even before arriving at
Two days PWL (post-work life) and the biggest difference I've noticed (besides the loss of the elephant on my back) is the presence of time. It's
Will this generation of thru-hikers understand a “Cat’s in the Cradle” moment? Because I had one today and I suspect, if this pilgrimage goes as
Last weekend I went to the funeral service for my friend Joe. I met Joe and his greyhound, Flyer, at a local lake more than 15 years ago when I
“Pilgrimage.” Imagine my surprise when I attended my first church service of 2018 and found that the theme of the year tracks precisely with the tug