Weekend Exploration: Heart Lake

Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing – Barry Finlay The Trail Description: Interested in hiking to this beautiful lake?  Its about 8.7 miles RT, pretty gradual elevation gain (total of about 2,000 ft) – but because of the length I would still say it is an intermediate level.  Love this hike because it has a large parking area, the trail is well maintained, and there are oh-so-many beautiful camping opportunities (non-developed sites) just at tree line at Roger’s Peak Lake and streams. Also, waterfalls. waterfalls waterfalls waterfalls. This trail is… Read More

Move With Purpose, Buy With Purpose

The business of selling sporting goods is a multibillion dollar industry, encompassing somewhere around 20,000 different companies. And it’s no wonder why the industry is so successful: short of going au naturel in your mamma-nature given skin, even the most basic of fitness attire is required to successfully become physically fit. When I think back, I’m sure I’ve spent lots and lots of money on running shorts, bras, shirts and socks to help me get my move on (and we can’t forget about shoes).  I’m positive I didn’t buy them with global… Read More

Running: A Sustainable Philanthropy

The days of exercising solely for self-improvement are coming to an end with the release of a nifty  smartphone app. It’s called CharityMiles (http://www.charitymiles.org/) and it is the answer I’ve been looking for. Or part of it. For a while now, I’ve been looking for and dreaming up ways to help both ecological and human well-being while still getting my workout on. I posted about this earlier when I came up with EcoFitPlus: Move With Purpose. Up until now, I’d only come up with little things — like trying to workout while… Read More

Train for Trees

Remember that race I said I was going to do in January? The thirty-nine miler over two days in Disney? Well it is still on and am still (probably crazy) going to do it. I’ve been trying to work with a local charity to arrange a donation page for folks to sponsor me over the last several weeks – to no avail. So, instead, I decided to turn my attention toward good ‘ol Mother Earth. The Nature Conservancy is running a program called “Plant A Billion Trees” (http://plantabillion.org/) in which they intend… Read More

The Ultimate Goal

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