Month: October 2015
A few years ago I stumbled across something called Twitter chats, specifically #hikerchat. From there, numerous adventure friend relationships spawned across the country. I’m so lucky to call Lee, the founder of the illustrious Washington Hikers & Climbers Facebook group, one of my good friends. He knows the best spots in Washington and is always happy to hike with the biggest smile on his face. This time around we headed out to Mt. Baker to check out one of his favorite spectacular spots, just off the beaten path.
I like to think I have pretty baller feet. Aside from the occasional blister and hot spot, I haven’t had any issues with them. I’ve never really used insoles for comfort or arch support; they only come in handy when my shoes are way too big and I need to fill up some extra space. When Tread Labs offered to send me a pair of insoles, I decided to take a gander.
The outdoor industry, like tech, is a place that tends to be dominated by men. Head to Outdoor Retailer and the ratio of males to females is 3:1… or something. Don’t quote my math. Gear has traditionally been designed for men first with some pretty “girly” colors slapped on. It’s refreshing and inspiring to see a publication that focuses solely on women in endurance sports.
I’m so excited to announce that I’ve teamed up with Freeplay Magazine to give away a one year subscription to a lucky reader, male or female! Freeplay is an independent magazine that shares inspirational stories about athletes, provides insight on industry fashion, travel and nutrition and well as highlights key industry news in endurance sports. The magazine thrives as the ONLY women’s specific endurance sports lifestyle magazine in the world that infuses fashion with endurance sports such as running, triathlon, cycling and paddle boarding. Freeplay is here for all of your girl power inspiration.
This giveaway begins October 21 at 12AM PST and ends November 4 at 12AM PST. All you have to do is head over to the Freeplay Magazine Facebook page and give them a “like”.
Fall’s here. It’s time to put those flip flops away and throw on some booties to frolick in piles of leaves. At least that’s what I imagine fall to be like in places where the trees aren’t always green and the temperature isn’t always 70 degrees. I’ve gotten rid of most of my cute shoes these days due to disuse, but Ahnu Footwear saves the day with casual, yet technical options. The Harper is my new favorite piece of footwear for fall.