Try trail running and feel yourself soar to new heights

A few weeks ago I checked another item off my Maine bucket list: trail running. It’s pretty much what it sounds like–running along a hiking trail as opposed to hoofing it step by grueling step. I have seen people along various trails running down the mountain like their life depended on it, and …

Climbing my first real mountain by myself

This past weekend I tackled another first on my ever-growing, Maine, to-do list: I climbed my first real mountain completely by myself. When I say “real mountain” what I mean is one that is over 1,000 feet tall. The only other one I had climbed on my own was Bradbury …

Mountains vs. Skyscrapers

Now that I’ve been living in the city for 2 months I am feeling a little more at ease. I know where things are now and I’ve fallen into my routine quite nicely. However, downtown Chicago is not the place for me. It’s a wonderfully exciting city with plenty of …

Do as the Vermonters Do

The last couple of days have been incredible. On Sunday I took the ferry out to Peaks Island and it was awesome. Other than a few drizzles here and there, the rain mostly held off. I rented a bike and rode along the perimeter path of the island. It’s only …