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I love using ACTION shots as progress pics!

Friday, August 14, 2015      14 comments

For the past few months, I've been struggling to regain the strength and stamina I lost after my ankle injury. In my mind, the weight is just a side effect. Now that I'm back to healthier habits, my weight ups and downs show me when I'm ... Read more

Balance.

Saturday, August 01, 2015      18 comments

One of the things I struggle with most is finding a healthy balance. It's not a unique challenge, especially to most of us here on SparkPeople! We all have multiple obligations, competing goals, and too much we want to do in the little tim... Read more

Backpacking in Door County

Monday, July 06, 2015      12 comments

I can't believe it's already been 3 weeks! We had a LOT of fun, and I got a really great workout! I'm definitely still a nervous leader - I WAAAAY overpacked on food and extra layers, which is very obvious from the size of my pack! Still, it ... Read more

Climbing at Devil's Lake

Saturday, July 04, 2015      12 comments

Last weekend, I went climbing again. Check out the pictures! I'm the one in the blue-green tee and grey capri leggings. (And sorry that SP won't post them facing the right way...) Read more

Time to Catch UP!

Sunday, June 28, 2015      14 comments

Hello Sparkfriends! I'm sorry it's been so long since I've posted a new blog...between backpacking, kayaking last weekend, and rock climbing yesterday...and the start of the semester, it's been a crazy couple of weeks! As soon as I have a ... Read more

The Arboretum (aka my new office!)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015      18 comments

I REALLY love working here! It's so beautiful!! And today, my entire job was to hike around the trails and get to know the different areas and conservation efforts happening around the Arboretum...I really can't believe they pay me to do this!... Read more

Morning Wildflower Hike

Wednesday, May 27, 2015      14 comments

This morning, my interviewee canceled, so I found myself with no plans...and took the opportunity to head to Governor Nelson State Park for an early morning wildflower hike! It was beautiful...and a great way to start the day! Read more

Paddling the Chain of Lakes

Saturday, May 23, 2015      10 comments

Today, I went up to the Waupaca chain of lakes, and paddled my way through 12 of them! A couple of the lakes allowed motorboats, so I didn't get pictures...I was afraid I'd lose my phone if I got caught in a rough wake! But I did get som... Read more

One year.

Thursday, May 21, 2015      13 comments

It's been a crazy year! In the past year (ish), I've run three half marathons! I'm getting used to whitewater kayaks and sea kayaks, and I'm learning to be comfortable strapped in with a water skirt. I've hiked and backpacked through some... Read more

Some family troubles lately

Monday, May 11, 2015      17 comments

I haven't shared too much about this recently, but my family is going through a pretty rough time right now. My dad's mom is in extremely bad shape. For my entire lifetime, she's struggled with her weight, and all of the related conditio... Read more

Racing, One Year Later

Sunday, May 03, 2015      16 comments

It was exactly a year ago today when I ran my first race. And while the dates didn't line up QUITE perfectly, I ran a "commemorative" race yesterday to kind of mark the occasion and see how far I've come. This was, by far, my worst race ... Read more

Five things I learned from kayaking

Wednesday, April 29, 2015      14 comments

Tonight, I went on my first kayaking trip of the season! It was sooo nice to be back on the water!! The outing club owns a bunch of small whitewater "play" boats, very light and maneuverable, and I'm trying to get used to them. Particul... Read more

Spring sprouts and seedlings!

Friday, April 24, 2015      7 comments

A few weeks back, I started the process of sprouting seeds. The lettuces didn't sprout, so I'm currently attempting round 2 of lettuce sprouting. SOME of the herbs sprouted - I tried 3 each of basil, cilantro, parsley, and oregano. 2 ea... Read more

The Annual Climbers Cleanup

Sunday, April 19, 2015      13 comments

Yesterday was the Annual Climbers Clean-up at Devil Lake...and the mountaineering group I joined sent a group for graffiti removal! I REALLY questioned whether or not to go. I ran an Earth Day 5K that morning (of course, I questioned wheth... Read more

This week...the NACHO debate

Saturday, April 11, 2015      12 comments

It's been one of those weeks - between the back-to-school blues, heavy workload and deadlines, cold and rainy weather...I've really been craving comfort food. Which for me = NACHOS! I gave in and had some last night, but this is how I've... Read more


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