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Frontenac Challenge 2016 – The Fourth Quarter

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WE DID IT! Between September 1st and October 31st, we hiked every single loop trail in Frontenac Provincial Park! With all of our doubling back to access interior trails, and hiking in to camp, we totalled about 150km in those two months. And we did it all with a baby on our back and a dog by our side. And… Read more »

Frontenac Challenge 2016 – The Third Quarter

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Well, I divided this into quarters timewise with roughly two weeks between each post over the course of two months, but we are one hike away from being done, and that’s more than 75%! The first quarter had 4 hikes, the second quarter also had 4 hikes, and this quarter has 2 hikes plus some camping. And then…the final hike and a reflection…. Read more »

Frontenac Challenge 2016 – The Second Quarter

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We are officially halfway through the Frontenac Challenge on the calendar, and have hiked 8 out of 11 loop trails at the point. Look at us go! But it hasn’t been easy. And even though distance-wise, the past two weeks were “easy”, we have met several other challenges that we didn’t foresee. We started late and speed-hiked on one loop,… Read more »

Frontenac Challenge 2016 – The First Quarter

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I knew I liked hiking before we signed up for the Frontenac Challenge (obviously) but, my goodness, has that ever been emphasized through our weekly wilderness outings as a family. With Trail Dad working full time for the first time since we became a family of three, we crave the weekend. We have become “weekend warriors” and we are making… Read more »

Sign Me Up for the Frontenac Challenge

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For those loyal readers who have been here since the beginning, you know how much I like a good challenge. We’re pretty good at forming healthy outdoorsing (yes, it’s a real word, according to me) habits, but a little extra motivation never hurts. Already this year, we have participated in two other challenges that encourage more time outdoors: Hike it… Read more »

30×30 Challenge 2016 – Week 4

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Another challenge month has come to an end. I am feeling a little bittersweet about it. I have thoroughly enjoyed the extra motivation to get outside every day, and the excellent photo ops throughout both challenges. However, there is a part of me that is looking forward to the lack of structure/direction in my outdoor time, and the lack of… Read more »

30×30 Challenge 2016 – Week 3

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Week 3 of the 30×30 Challenge was all about the cottage for me. This week fell over the Victoria Day Weekend during which we spent 3 nights at our new family cottage just north of Kingston. I had really wanted to get out camping this month but have decided that the cottage actually provided the perfect “gateway” experience to camping… Read more »

30×30 Challenge 2016 – Week 2

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Challenge months seem to fly by. I actually caught myself writing the date today and thought “Wait, it is May, right? It’s not still April? No, June is next week! No, what?” I don’t know where I am or what day it is but I am enjoying myself. I feel like there are still so many things that I want… Read more »

30×30 Challenge 2016 – Week 1

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What a beautiful week to get outside! Well, more like week and a half, but still. The first 10 days of the 30×30 Challenge have been delightful. We had some rain, some sunshine, some cool breezes, some hot flashes, and lots of nature time. And although I have not yet checked off any of my 6 personal goals, I have… Read more »

Hike it Baby 30 April ‘16 – Week 4

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Hike it Baby 30 April ’16 has come to an end. And now it’s time to sum up what it has meant to me and where we’ll go from here. This last week was a doozy. I was not feeling motivated to get outside at all, which is unlike me. And I let myself down a little bit. But, as… Read more »

Sign Me Up for the 30×30 Challenge!

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If you have been following along for the Hike it Baby 30 Challenge throughout April, then you already know how much I love a good challenge, some goal setting and some new daily habits! If you’re new here, then you can read all about those shenanigans here. Anyway, what better way is there to celebrate the end of one nature… Read more »

Hike it Baby 30 April ’16 – Week 3

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As if week 3 of Hike it Baby 30 April ’16 is already over?! Where has the time gone? Anyway, if the first two weeks taught me anything, it’s that time outside does the body good and that I am NOT just a fair-weather hiker anymore. This past week though, neither of those mattered because there was a whole lotta… Read more »

Hike it Baby 30 April ’16 – Week 2

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We are now halfway through the Hike it Baby 30 challenge for April ’16, and I am invested, engaged and thoroughly enjoying the quality outdoor time with Huckleberry. I am already getting ahead of myself and brainstorming how I will up the ante during the September HiB30 and beyond. Because I am finding the 30 miles to be more than… Read more »

Hike it Baby 30 April ‘16 – Week 1

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We are one week (and a few days) into Hike it Baby 30 April ’16, and we’re loving it! I can speak for Huckleberry because it is obvious in his enormous and plentiful smiles and how well he has been sleeping. And I am also in a much better mood lately and probably sleeping better (although never enough!). The fresh… Read more »

Sign Me Up for Hike it Baby 30!

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I love a good challenge. I also love putting my goals in writing. And I especially love when challenges and goals meet together to form daily to-dos. Which makes me a HUGE fan of New Year’s Resolutions. I get invested! I even made a wordle and I use it as the wallpaper on my phone to remind me of my 4… Read more »