Childhood Memories: The Glen

It’s funny the things we remember from or about childhood. Everything seemed bigger, cooler, more magical. And it really feels that way looking back. Nostalgia is such a strong feeling! So to shake up the routine this weekend, I decided it was time to hike “The Glen.” The glen is a gully that runs along…

Escape NYC: Cold Spring Hike

After so much hiking on vacation in Canada, I think I caught the hiking “bug.” I’ve been feeling really eager to #getoutside. Luckily my friend Claire (the one I made a pie with!) also wanted to find some cool hikes near the city. My friend Liz had invited me to hike near Cold Spring before…

Life’s a Climb…But the View is Great!

I knew my sister had a lot of nature and hiking in mind when we booked our trip to Canada, but today’s very intense hike was sort of my idea. Once again, we didn’t have much of a plan for the day. After visiting the Capilano Suspension Bridge, we decided to find something else to do…

Three Day Weekend= Automatic Routine Maintenance

If you (are lucky enough to) work a Monday-Friday, 9-5 job like I do, a three day weekend is sort of like the universe forcing some routine maintenance on you. It’s an automatic step outside your regular schedule. Which is awesome! Technically I stayed in my normal routine of heading up to my parents’ house…

Running Without a Sound

Shortly after I started this blog, my sister convinced me to sign up for a half marathon. “Do it for the blog!” she said. I’ve never run a race before. I run sporadically. (Side note: I can’t use that word without thinking of Clueless!) So this definitely counts as routine maintenance. Though to get ready…

The Universe Told Me to Skate

When I started my list of “routine maintenance,” I thought about how much I enjoy learning new things. A couple of years ago, a good friend suggested we try a tap dancing class and I was totally game. We ended up taking a weekly class together for a year! Ultimately, we did lose interest when…