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.
Three months into the Appalachian Trail and it's time to talk about BS. For those of you who are fortunately not in the know BS stands for blood
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