Endurance junkie and trail runner turned thru-hiker (trail name- Luna); I am always jonesing for a hit of outdoor adventure! My awesome husband has gifted me the chance to get out and play on the Appalachian Trail, and I can't wait to experience ALL OF IT! Stop wishing. Start doing!
The ego is a son of a bitch. I just hiked over 677 miles of the Appalachian Trail, but my brain and body only tell me stories of failure for not
Leaving Damascus, I cried many tears knowing that I had a very hard decision to make. Actually, my body was making the decision for me. What I
From My Journal on Sunday, May 9 There are some days when I really consider quitting this thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, but today is not that
Perhaps I was becoming too content. The weather coming out of Hot Springs on Saturday was perfect, my belly was full, and the view of the French
Thursday 3:16 PM Text from me to my husband: “Fuck these fucking mountains.” For some reason, I had it in my head that finishing the Smokies on
Twenty minutes. That’s how long I stood in the shower until the warm water thawed my shivering body and frozen fingers. I can remember only one
100 miles. Just a blip on the map of the entire Appalachian Trail, but the trail teaches you lessons rather quickly! I’ve literally and
Lesson #1 They say that the trail teaches you what you need to know. My lesson to learn right now is to slow my roll. This challenge is not a race.
Damn it. Every episode of This is Us brings me to tears. I found Season 5’s “One Small Step” to be especially touching. The story radiates with
Your thru-hike will require both mental and physical preparation Eight years ago, I limped into the aid station at Mile 80 of the Cactus Rose 100