Bike · Mountain Biking · Race Recap

My First Mountain Bike Race: Mountain Bike for Women 2017

Back in May I competed in my very first bike race, the Alaska Bike for Women.  I had such a fun time riding the roads with the amazing women in the Anchorage bike community, and I was sad that there aren't more races like that here in Anchorage.  As I was scrolling through Facebook at… Continue reading My First Mountain Bike Race: Mountain Bike for Women 2017

camping · HIking · Living in Alaska · Weekend

Midnight Sun Backpacking Trip

Wednesday is the summer solstice, AKA the longest day of the year.  I always try to do something fun to celebrate by spending time outside in the sunshine, and when I saw that this weekend was going to be sunny I planned a quick backpacking trip.  The problem was that I already had a hair… Continue reading Midnight Sun Backpacking Trip

HIking · Living in Alaska

Sometimes You Celebrate With A Hike

Last Thursday, June 1st, was my fourth wedding anniversary!  My husband and I have been together for almost 11 years (we met sophomore year of college!) but only tied the knot 4 years ago back in Ridley Creek State Park in Pennsylvania.  The next day we flew up to Alaska for our honeymoon, fell in… Continue reading Sometimes You Celebrate With A Hike

Bike · Mountain Biking

My First Singletrack

I'm still pretty new to this biking thing honestly - I've only had my road bike for about a year now - but I knew I needed to get a good bike to take on some of the non-paved trails here in Alaska.  The problem is, I've always been terrified of going into a bike… Continue reading My First Singletrack

BibRave Pro · Bike · Race Recap · Running · Swim · Triathlon

Gold Nugget Triathlon 2017 Race Recap

I did it!  I survived my second triathlon, and it was so much better than last year - even though the weather was much crazier and I'm still too injured to run. The Gold Nugget Triathlon is a women's only race here in Anchorage.  It's a 10 lap swim, 12 mile bike ride, and a… Continue reading Gold Nugget Triathlon 2017 Race Recap

Bike

Biking is My New BFF

In the last few months, I've been biking a lot.  I even did my first bike race last weekend!  And I honestly have to say that I'm pretty much in love with being on a bike.  I'm still not running pain free yet, but I've decided to focus on biking while I work on my… Continue reading Biking is My New BFF

Bike · Race Recap

My First Cycling Race: Bike for Women Alaska

I miss running races, and I know it might take years for me to get back to that (if I ever do) at the rate that my PT rehab is going.  But one thing I can do that doesn't hurt my SI joint is biking, and I've been doing a ton of it lately! After… Continue reading My First Cycling Race: Bike for Women Alaska

BibRave Pro · Bike · Product Review · Weekend

How Triathletes Can Help Save the Planet

Disclaimer: I received the Eagle Creek Pack-It Sport Active Set to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews! Happy belated Earth Day everyone!  I don't think I really paid much attention to this holiday until… Continue reading How Triathletes Can Help Save the Planet

camping · Living in Alaska · Travel · Weekend · Winter

My First Solo Camping Trip

I've always been into camping ever since I was a little girl.  My dad and I spent years going to World's End State Park in Pennsylvania and camping together on a summer or fall weekend, and it's something that helped me fall in love with the outdoors. My husband isn't as big on camping as I… Continue reading My First Solo Camping Trip

Injury · Running

A Big PT Update

I've been doing PT for about two months now, and it has been such a positive experience this time around!  As I mentioned in this post, I spent a lot of time during my PT appointments doing hip strengthening exercises and Pilates.  Once my PT determined that my hips and abs were strong enough, I… Continue reading A Big PT Update