Category Archives: Alaska Life

Moose on a Trail Run, Mt. McKinley, AND a 5K PR!: Weekly Recap

This week was a great one for running. Since I’m a teacher, I feel so grateful to have all this unscheduled time in the summer to work out whenever I feel like it. This week I’m linking up with Running N … Continue reading

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Spring and Moose Are in the Air: Weekly Recap

Started off the week with lots of family in town for some special occasions, and I was able to get in a run with some of my fave running buddies. This lake is a few miles from my house, and … Continue reading

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Must-Do American Road Trip: Weekly Recap

Happy Easter! Well, okay, a week ago. But their outfits are so cute, right? We have been having the most bizarro weather here in Alaska. Blazing sunlight, snowfall, wind, rain – on a daily basis. It’s strange. Normally we are … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Sun . . . . A Week in Review

So normally in Alaska, the snow and winter lasts until the end of April/beginning of May. But we’re having a freakishly warm winter, and I am loving it! Last Tuesday it was so sunny and beautiful, I had to go … Continue reading

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14 Favorite Fitness Moments and Outdoor Adventures of 2014!

My year of fitness was incredibly varied this year, with some new sports, new races, and just a generally new outlook on exercise in general. Here are my 14 favorite fitness moments and outdoor adventures! 1. New Year’s Day Cross … Continue reading

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A Lake All To Myself: Weekly Recap

Four days off of work, where do I begin? Such a great weekend full of being active with and without my kids. Thursday When I woke up on Thursday I got dressed for the Turkey Trot. Because it didn’t start … Continue reading

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Bald Eagles and Ice Skates: The Weekly Recap

Of course my workouts during the week were my same old boring stuff: treadmill workouts and Tone It Up videos at home. I am incorporating some incline walking at the gym and I’m really liking that. On Saturday I met … Continue reading

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Weekend Recap

This weekend was just what I needed. Friday night we hung out at home – got some pizza, watched a movie. Saturday was my awesome run outside, and then we packed up for a staycation at a hotel about an … Continue reading

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Where I Try to Run in the Snow But There Isn’t Any

So I set this goal at the beginning of winter (that’s October around here, folks) that THIS would be the year I started running outside in the snow. It snowed mid-October and I mentally geared up. And then…. nothing…. I’m … Continue reading

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A Wintry Walk

We had our first snowfall on Monday. 😦 It’s early, even for Alaska. Usually we don’t have snow on the ground that sticks until around Halloween. You can see the frost on the ground and the snow in the mountains. … Continue reading

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