Appalachian Trail: Harper’s Ferry and Bear Poles (day one)

We started off with a walk through Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. The town is rich with civil war history and I felt like I was in a museum instead of a real place where people live, work, and play.Upon leaving Harper's Ferry, we followed a nature trail out of town and saw countless cyclists out … Continue reading Appalachian Trail: Harper’s Ferry and Bear Poles (day one)

Trekking my own path to success

I have had a little bit of writers block lately. I have put together bits and pieces of ideas that I just haven't been able to turn into a full-length blog post. So, here is a little snipit of what I have been up to lately in the outdoors, keeping a focus on the good … Continue reading Trekking my own path to success

She shoots, she scores: hanging out where the booze flows

Last night I went to the Winnipeg Jets Whiteout party downtown. I am sort of a hockey fan but not really. I get excited when other people are excited and I like to take part in festivals and street parties around our city. I care if the Jets win, but not really. I spent $22 … Continue reading She shoots, she scores: hanging out where the booze flows

Reflections on my anxiety reflections

The anxiety that I experienced on Sunday still weighs heavy on my mind. I believe that experience is the worst attack that I have ever had. Memories of other attacks have played back in my mind like a film strip and nothing comes close, not even the time I hid in a stairwell while I … Continue reading Reflections on my anxiety reflections

Hike my own hike

I hiked 12km today on Hunt Lake in the Whiteshell area of Manitoba with a group of 6 people, including myself. The terrain is quite rugged with jagged rock and 100 foot drops high above West Hawk Lake. While returning from our half hour lunch break after hiking 6km, I began to experience anxiety. While … Continue reading Hike my own hike

What I want when I hike

Next week will be March and soon spring will lead to summer. My boots will hit the dirt for my ten day section hike before I know it. Physically I am doing well with conditioning myself for the hike. I've added a deep water running class for resistance training into my routine to keep things … Continue reading What I want when I hike

One foot in front of the other

Today I am two years sober from alcohol. My life feels natural and authentic without alcohol. Upon reaching my first year of sobriety I felt relieved that I had made it to my first year. The second year feels like this is my new normal. I have crafted a life free from alcohol that I … Continue reading One foot in front of the other

The Power of a Word

"Conditioning myself for a long distance hike" is the most empowering and motivational phrases that I have ever come up with. I've been going at this for about three months now and the way I feel after working out is what keeps me going back. Around Christmas and into January I fell off the metaphorical … Continue reading The Power of a Word