Overcome life's extreme obstacles by overcoming your State of Mind
During my junior year of college I found this really cool program called Pacific Challenge- an adventure study abroad program.
It was basically 2 months of outdoor adventures and backpacking New Zealand and Australia. We would study on our own and then meet professors in each city for lectures and tests. Not a bad deal.
During the 2 months we did endless hiking, rock climbing, canyoneering, kayaking, surfing, mountain biking, you name it. Every day…Continue
Added by Lauren Jones on February 1, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
This is actually a post I submitted to another site over the summer but thought it fit well here too:
Over the weekend, I saw several things that greatly inspired me to do more
and complain less.
My husband and I were hiking mount Evens (a local 14,000 foot peak), we
are running the Leadville marathon (crazy, I know) in about 3 weeks and
needed to get some training at altitude.
Our plan was to hike up to the top…
Added by Lauren Jones on January 19, 2011 at 7:26am — No Comments
Added by Lauren Jones on August 31, 2010 at 9:50am — No Comments
I did it!
My first marathon and the hardest in the country, the dreaded Leadville marathon and it was amazing!
Leadville is a beautiful place in general- set at almost 11,000 feet it is
surrounded by snow covered peaks and valleys with sparkling lakes.
A little ba ck ground on my training predicament: I sprained my ankle a couple
weeks back and it never fully healed.…
Added by Lauren Jones on August 26, 2010 at 5:06pm — No Comments
A couple weeks ago while trail running in Winter Park, I twisted my ankle so badly I was unable to continue running, let alone walk down the trail back to the car. Luckily my husband was with me so we alternated between him carrying me and me hopping on one leg the 3 miles back to the car.
Along the way we found a fresh mountain spring that I decided to soak my ankle in to reduce the swelling. It was late May and there was still snow on the trail. I thought I had…
Added by Lauren Jones on August 26, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments