After a long delay, I am back with a semi-brief reflection of the last leg in my solo road trip journey. Day 7: Goodbye Zion and Hello Dixie National Forest! The Dixie National Forest straddles the divide between the Great Basin and the Colorado River, and it was the best drive of my entire trip.Continue reading “The Great Westward Soul Search (Pt. 3)”
Day 4 – 5 (Zion National Park) “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity.” John Muir There are no words that I can use which will do Zion National Park justice. I’m gonna be honest here, I wasContinue reading “The Great Westward Soul Search (Pt. 2)”
Ah! I need solitude. I have come forth to this hill at sunset to see the forms of the mountains in the horizon—to behold and commune with something grander than man. Henry David Thoreau, Journal — 1854 In the few days leading up to my excursion, I was met with a mix of giddy excitementContinue reading “The Great Westward Soul Search (Pt. 1)”
As a depressive-brained person, finding happiness has been an ever illusive quest. I am happiest when I can be in nature, whether that is fishing on the Chippewa Flowage or writing a blog post in a hammock that you attached to your old childhood swing set frame.
Today is the day. Today is the day that represents why I started this blog in the first place: Couch to 29k. In April of 2020, I signed up for the Kortelopet. I threw myself into training to help get me through the COVID quarantine. From body weight workouts and yoga (which I WILL startContinue reading “Do You Believe In Miracles?!”
I’ve been pretty focused on my ski training in preparation for my virtual Korteloppet in a month (*gulp*). (Future Ashley here — I started this blog post a month ago. The virtual Korte is actually tomorrow Friday, Feb. 26th — *double gulp!*) I look at skiing the same way that I looked at biking whenContinue reading “Gotta Ski Ski Ski”
Happy New Year’s Eve! I know that it has been a while since I last posted. I could make every excuse in the book and list every reason as to why I went radio silent for a couple of months, but the truth is in the pudding — so to speak. I prioritized other thingsContinue reading “From Wheels to Skis (Happy New Year’s Eve)”
September was a challenging month for me. With school starting back up again, there were a lot of unknowns about everything. How would the kids handle the new mask mandate? How the hell am I suppose to teach five days a week in person while also offer the same quality of education to 40% ofContinue reading “Reflecting on September”
All my life, I’d set a goal and feel extremely motivated at the start. A couple bumps in the road would get me off track, and then I’d quit. That mindset stopped in April 2019 and I’m refusing to let it crop up again. Everyone’s probably heard this trite motivational phrase before: “No matter howContinue reading “No Matter How Slow You Go…”
“Utter darkness is as much a part of the scenery along the Elroy-Sparta State Trail as the views of the rolling hills and farmland. That’s because visitors pass through three hand-dug railroad tunnels on their 33 mile journey from Sparta to Elroy on what is widely acknowledged to be the oldest rail-trial conversion in theContinue reading “Adventures on The Elroy-Sparta Trail and Hitting the 1,000 Mile Mark”
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