In the late summer into fall, dressing kids for Forest School was no big deal. Durable pants, a long sleeve sun shirt, sunscreen, a sunhat and a warmish jacket- and they were good to go. The only minor complaint (from the grandparents) was that they were a little too dirty and had to be washed … Continue reading Our favorite kids winter layers for Forest School, skiing, and outdoor play
Geo is Max’s best friend and lives only a few houses away. “Max, Geo really wants you to come over, can you please go over there? “NOOOO, I will only go over there if you go with me. For the rest of my life you have to go over there with me. I will NOT … Continue reading Reparenting myself while learning how to parent
Winter is a great time to build up your endurance and... your grit. For many a consistent and more reliable life schedule sets in, which, if optimized can only foster and help stick to a good training program. Whether you are just beginning to think about a winter training program or took a break after … Continue reading Optimizing your endurance and building adaptability during your “off season”
It's mid November, there's snow on the ground and there's already Christmas decor out. How did that happen!? Just a few days ago I was swimming in the ocean off the coast of Italy. Thanksgiving and Christmas seemed so far away. As I recover from jet lag and start to get ready for the coming … Continue reading My gift guide: favorite gifts for the athlete, the adventurer, the traveler, the homebody and the kids
Revel loves the Stow! With it being such a nice fall here, I thought I would squeeze in a post about camping just in case some families are still planning on taking advantage of seeing all of these beautiful fall colors! And this post comes with a special discount link to one of my new … Continue reading Family Camping Tips!
Adventure racing is perhaps the most gear intensive sport ever. And while it can be overwhelming for many athletes (especially when you are just getting into it!) for our team, it is one of our favorite parts. Every expedition race, we inevitably find ourselves talking about gear. What we love, what we don’t love and … Continue reading My top ten at AR World Championships
Even though it had not been that long since I had raced an expedition race (my last race was in June at the Endless Mountains where we won!), there is something extra palpable that the Adventure Race World Championships brings. The best teams from all over the world come to test themselves on a course … Continue reading Into the ARena we went
“50 pounds on the dot! Will you look at that precision!” Dan exclaims. “Yes, I guess you could say we have been doing this for a while.” I say as I let out a big, relieving exhale. Dan and I have just completed stage 1 (packing our gear and getting it weighed in at the … Continue reading “What does it take to pack for an Expedition Length Race?”
Beat the heat this summer with the whole family. We found the best kids gear to keep them cool and happy all day long. A comfortable kid in the outdoors is a happy kid, which translates to a happy mom and dad. When summer hits, it’s easy to get your kids out the door. They … Continue reading Best Kids Summer Layers!
"5, 4, 3, 2, 1..... GO!!!!" "Finally!" I exhaled as I started to sprint 500 meters in a crowd of other helmeted runners around me. I had been waiting rather impatiently to hear this countdown. For the entire week before I had a gamut of emotions and feelings swirling within me. "Why am I here … Continue reading 24 Hour World Championships