Beaver Brook Trail //

hiking outdoor adventure Jun 06, 2018

Here's the thing, I find parenting easier when I'm in the woods, so that's typically where you will find the boys and I during the summer. 

My plan is to share with you the majority of the trails we visit this year so you also can branch out to some new places with your littles. 

Anxiety, arguments, restlessness/boredom seem to calm down as we get out in nature. 

I'm not sure if it's the fields of wild flowers, mud puddles, rocks to throw in rivers or endless piles of pine branches to make forts out of, but the behavioral challenges we face at home seem to lessen to a degree when we step outside. 

Aside from that, as a functional exercise specialist, I want my kiddos to challenge their bodies in a variety of different ways, of which nature provides a perfect setting to do so. 

Hanging from or climbing trees, balancing on logs, throwing giant rocks over their shoulders, climbing uneven terrain of fallen pine trees...

To keep a body functioning...

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Tucson sunrise hike + yoga //

 

As I sat down to write my goals for 2018, the one that kept coming to mind over and over was hosting regular outdoor adventure events. 

And the more it came to my mind, the deeper I grew attached to the idea of creating a space for women to explore the outdoors together via monthly gatherings. 

Our local Summit Fit community in Denver gets together regularly for hikes, 14ers, dinners and more, but I am committed to bringing this lifestyle to the masses outside of our city. 

As we have a few SFers (Summit Fitters) in the Tucson area, it seemed like a perfect place to host our very first pop-up event. 

And since the temps can be so warm during the day, a sunrise hike + yoga seemed like the right activity. 

A total of 12 women joined us a 5am in Tucson last weekend to hike 3 miles on the Tumamoc Trail and do a yoga session at the summit. 

I can't tell you how sacred this time was. To have the privilege to create a space where women can get outdoors...

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