Author Archives: Kym Zest

Planning the Big Picture so You Can Have Fun and Not Die

I think we can all agree that a successful adventure does not include helicopters and body bags. Preferably, no hospital involvement either. So how do you avoid that disaster scenario? Even better, how do you have a trip that isn’t … Continue reading

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Breaking News! New Type 2 Fun Adventure!

I have nothing against Type 1 Fun. I love naps, watching Pixar movies, or beers with friends. I’m writing this in bed with Pigeon curled up in my lap.  Type 2 fun is where it’s at. Will and I are … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Hurt – Six Ways to Prepare Your Body For Adventure

Check out the article I wrote for Garage Grown Gear! What can you do to prepare your body for adventure?  1️⃣ Build Gradually – Do something, but less is better than too much.  2️⃣ Train Specifically –  Do or mimic the … Continue reading

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Stick Bathing

Part one of our 2021 winter adventure starts with Not Hot. I may be biased, but I highly recommend it. An entirely different experience from traveling on the ice, was our regular stick baths. If Japanese forest bathing is like … Continue reading

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Not Hot

I confess. This is the first winter camping trip where we didn’t camp. I’ve never been so tested on how many times our adventure plans could change.  Original plans went 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.   Then became 2, 3, … Continue reading

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A Very Dirty Honeymoon

“Again! Again! Let’s do that again!” I can see my inner child hopping, clapping, squealing with glee.  That inner child keeps popping into my thoughts while reflecting on our honeymoon eight years ago. It wasn’t a “normal” honeymoon. It was … Continue reading

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5 Winter Camping Lessons

As Will and I are getting ready for our ninth winter camping adventure in mid February, I should share a story from once upon a time…  In February 2020, right before the end of the world as we knew it. … Continue reading

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3 Steps To Get Better

How do I get better? How do I set reasonable achievable goals? The easier and faster method would be to work one-on-one with a coach who can evaluate your history, current ability, discuss your desires along with your life situation, … Continue reading

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Pick One: Fast, Easy, or Cheap

Do you have a big goal in mind?   You’re really fortunate if you can say: ✅ I’m able to be patient and work up to it as gradually as my body needs.✅ I’m ready to commit effort and time to … Continue reading

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Six tips plus two reflections from the Endurance Coaching Summit

I’m learning stuff all the time. I got to get better at sharing it all with you all! A couple weeks ago I attended (virtually) the Endurance Coaching Summit hosted by Training Peaks. It was three days lots of internationally … Continue reading

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