Thursday, June 17, 2021

Yosemite National Park in a Day! 5/31/21

Yosemite National Park in a Day

Hubby was lucky to get a reservation for Yosemite National Park on Memorial day this year. But what can we do in one day in a park with so many interesting hikes and things to see? It was hard to choose with the short amount of time but we came up with a fun itinerary and I was happy with how the day turned out.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Ralston Peak hike 6/12/21

hiking Ralston Peak
I know it's been a long while since I've last posted. I was hoping to get caught up on a bunch of the hikes we've done in the last year, but as usual I just didn't have the energy or time to post. I'm really hoping to get back at it and want to start off with our latest hike up Ralston Peak. We did this hike last weekend. It's a great bang for your buck type of hike. It's challenging yet very rewarding.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Twin Lakes trail, Boomerang and Island Lakes Hike 7/29/20

Twin Lakes trail, Boomerang and Island Lakes Hike
The next hike we did after Rockville Hills Regional Park, was an adventure that took us into Desolation Wilderness. We decided to explore the Twin Lakes trail to Boomerang and Island Lakes. It turned out to be a pretty awesome hike!

Friday, September 25, 2020

Boston Virtual Marathon Race Recap 9/19/20

Boston Virtual Marathon Race Recap 9/19/20
Last Saturday I was finally able to run the Boston Virtual Marathon. I was supposed to get it done the previous weekend, but due to the fires here in Northern California, the air quality was in the unhealthy or even hazardous zones. It would have been really bad for my lungs if I ran it that weekend. However when I found out the Boston Athletic Association extended the time to complete the race, I was very happy. It's really great they 
were considerate of our health and safety.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Rockville Hills Regional Park Hike 7/20/20

Rockville Hills Regional Park Hike
Hubby hurt his ankle not too long after we did the Horsetail Falls hike so we had to wait quite a bit before our next hike. When his ankle was better, we chose Rockville Hills Regional park because it was closer to home and it wasn't a strenuous hike. We had actually done this hike 4 years ago with one of my son's Cub Scout troop. You can check out that hike here.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Horsetail Falls Hike 6/6/20

Horsetail Falls Hike 6/6/20
In early June, we ventured to Horsetail Falls. It had been a while since we've hiked there. The last time we were there was 4 years ago. You can check out that post here. It was a fun trip to see the falls again.

Friday, August 28, 2020

North Table Mountain Hike - Beatson & Phantom Falls Loop 5/23/20

North Table Mountain hike 5/23/30
I know I have been pretty bad about posting about the hikes I've done. It's been a while since I've posted any hikes, actually it looks like it's been a couple of years (4/2018 was the last time I posted a hike). :p Anyway, I'm hoping to get back into recapping some of the hikes we've done in 2020. The first one will be our hike at Table Mountain from back in May.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Get Outside with Tanri Sunscreen and Lip Balm

Tanri Sunscreen & Lip Balm Review & discount

I was provided the opportunity to receive this product without charge in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. 


Living in NorCal, especially in the Sacramento Valley where it is sunny most of the year, sunscreen is a must. We all know we should protect our skin from harmful ultraviolet rays so we don't get skin cancer. I apply sunscreen on most all my runs and hikes, so when I was given the opportunity to try out Tanri, I was excited to try them out because it was a new brand to me. 

Monday, April 6, 2020

Salmon Falls 50K Race Recap 2/29/20

Salmon Falls 50K Race Recap 2/29/20
I ran my first 50k (31 miles!) over a month ago. I am so bad about doing my race recaps right after the race but with what is going on in the world right now, I can't say that I don't have the time to write this up. I hope everyone is being safe and staying home with Covid-19 out there. 

As to my recap, I ran the Salmon Falls 50k and it was a great first ultra marathon! I finished so I'm happy.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Fenix HM50R Multipurpose LED Headlamp Review

I was provided the opportunity to receive this product without charge in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. 

I had not worn a headlamp for running in a while. The one that I used (around 6-7 years ago) was pretty heavy and gave me a headache when I ran. I figured it was time to give another headlamp a shot and when I was given the opportunity to try the Fenix HM50R headlamp I couldn't say no. Especially since I knew that the Fenix brand was great having already reviewed their Fenix CL30R Camping Lantern, the brightest lantern I've ever owned. You can check out that review here.