Summer Day Hiking: What to Bring

What to bring, or, What I Brought My girls and I decided we’d take a few hours to explore a nearby trail loop, the Cienega-Sulphur Creek Loop this week. It’s a 3 mile hike with about 600 feet of elevation change, starting around 7250 feet. The biggest draws for the hike was that it features …

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Flexibility

I’ve been writing about parenting in an active family, and modeling active behavior. This all sounds great, but there’s a lot of planning and preparation that goes into establishing and maintaining these behaviors. One of the key habits I have to constantly work on is flexibility.  I love to run, hike, camp, and adventure out …

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Modeling (as in, role modeling)

Last post I wrote of some overarching goals I have in active parenting. These goals are uniquely mine, and I hope sharing these thoughts is helpful.  I do believe that in order to truly promote an ideal (e.g., “being active and self aware”) to a person - especially a child, it is critical to model …

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Creating a toddler-approved active lifestyle

Being out in nature is where I feel most comfortable, happy, and at peace. Hiking is how my husband and I spent the majority of our weekends while dating and in early marriage. These pre-kid hikes usually involved double-digit mileage and year-round crack-of-dawn departures. I was sure to plan my long runs on Saturday before …

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2015 New Year Goals: A focus on enjoying the outdoors with my family

This year, my traditional resolutions have been replaced with goals. Most of these goals focus on exploring and introducing my daughter to new outdoor activities. Read on and share your thoughts below! Family running time. Much of my running is very focused and directed, however, I love spending time running as a family. Here in Albuquerque, we’re …

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Dad keeps Mom running, and our active family takes teamwork

I have big goals for my running over the next few years.  However, my approach and philosophy has undergone a change: I am no longer quite the same very nerdy girl who wakes up dreaming of the Olympic Trials at 4:45 to get my mid-week long run in before going to spend 12 hours a …

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