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Kym's InstagramRunning when you can’t really run… I’ve been doing 10min “runs” in my basement. Normally the weekly track run is my one quality workout a week. So many times this morning I thought about not going or about quitting. Instead I ran with a much slower pace group and I’m so glad I did!Don’t confuse years with forever or never.I feel like I’ve been shoveling nonstop for days ❄️❄️❄️😮💨💪🏽I loved shoveling at 9 months pregnant and I still do!
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Camping feels good: 4 reasons and advice
Life feels complicated and the world is going to hell in a handbasket. It’s so easy to despair. Why does camping make me feel better?
Posted in Adventures Tagged camping, camping for health, mental health, outdoors, reflections, Zest Ed Leave a comment
Bad Igloo, Good Cabin
On day three we decided to make an igloo. It would be a fun way to spend a layover day. We were optimistic. Years ago I bought this thing: We’d tried and failed three times in past years. This time … Continue reading
Posted in Adventures Tagged BWCA, camping, igloo, kymsfavorite, outdoors, snow, winter biking, winter camping 7 Comments
Chop Wood, Carry Water
It snowed for the first two days. Beautiful picturesque winter wonderland snow. We were so stoked to finally be on this adventure. We crossed two lakes (Ojibway and Triangle in the Superior National Forest). Then did a gnarly portage to the … Continue reading
Posted in Adventures Tagged BWCA, camping, chop wood, outdoors, snow, winter, winter camping 7 Comments
Here we go! Last week I tested recipes: granola, meat cheese balls, hot cocoa mix… This week I assembled food I would never otherwise eat… This is seriously calorie dense food. We spent today buying fun new gear at REI and … Continue reading
Posted in Adventures Tagged BWCA, camping, outdoors, winter, winter camping 2 Comments
6 reasons I love winter camping
If my vacation is miserable enough, life seems easier. Just kidding. Sorta. When I was a kid I cursed my parents for living in stupid boring frozen Minnesota. When I grew up I was leaving. Then I grew up and found … Continue reading
Posted in Adventures, Fitness Tagged camping, cozy winter, kymsfavorite, outdoors, snow, winter, winter camping 11 Comments
No Pictures of Purgatory
In the dark. Walking on the side of highway 61. At the end of our 19th day in the woods. After hiking the historic Grand Portage to Lake Superior. There was light. We looked down onto a field of parking … Continue reading
Posted in Adventures Tagged BWCA, camping, canoeing, grand portage, honeymoon, outdoors, paddling, The End 8 Comments
Crippling Grand Portage
18 days and 238.5 miles we were finally done paddling. We had paddled and portaged in heat, illness, stillness, wind, snow, rocks and ice. There was just a measly 8 miles to walk to hot showers, cold beer, and toilet … Continue reading
Posted in Adventures Tagged BWCA, camping, canoeing, grand portage, honeymoon, kymsfavorite, outdoors, paddling 10 Comments
Evil Pigeon River
Arrrrrrg. This story is daunting just to write. The last two days were so epically weak, so tragically hard, yet so stupidly simple, I can’t do it justice. It needs some good cinematography and a soundtrack. Perhaps David Attenborough could … Continue reading
Posted in Adventures Tagged BWCA, camping, canoeing, challenge, grand portage, honeymoon, outdoors, paddling 4 Comments
First Kitten, Second Fish.
Two years ago we stumbled out of the woods onto highway 61. Twenty days of marriage and deprived of just about all comforts except each other. It was the epic honeymoon trip that felt far more momentous than the ceremony. Last … Continue reading
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Have Fun. Don’t Die.
I had an odd experience. I’ve been puzzling over it for a month now. You know when something happens that makes you stop and think? You wonder “huh, that’s different” or maybe it was strikingly familiar. Either way it feels … Continue reading
Posted in Adventures, Fitness, Uncategorized Tagged camping, culinary adventures, goals, inspiration, outdoors, paddling, personal mantra, personal motto, yoga study, Zen 5 Comments