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Embracing The Changes In Life

Someone recently asked me about my running and how I currently feel about it. True, I'm not running 5 days per week as I have in the past. I'm not even running my usual 3. I think my new norm for awhile (maybe forever) might be 2 days a week.

How do I feel about it? I feel liberated. I feel like stepping outside of the model of runner to something bigger. Because I've said it before, and I will say it again, I am more than just a runner.
As I grow older with my family, I realize that life is constantly changing. I am constantly changing. And learning to embrace the change definitely makes for an easier transition. For probably the first time in my life, I am

National Park Trust Kids To Parks Day

I've got to say, Lil Man and I have really enjoyed being outside after making it through this harsh winter. The moment we could get outside, we did.

And this year for the first time, I took him to the Appalachian Trail. The Appalachian trail is managed by different organizations - the National Park Service and volunteer organizations.

Lil Man loved it. In fact, we've hiked more than once, and plan to make it back there several times this Summer.

In addition to the Appalachian trail, we've been to our local parks almost daily. I feel that it's really important to make sure that he has physical activity. Taking him to the our local park keeps us active along with having lots of fun.

This year, May 16, 2015 is National Park Trust Kids to Park day. 


This is an awesome way to get your kids outside and to a park. Click this link to find an event near you. This is a great way to get kids to be active along with having some fun family time. (As an added bonus, if you pledge to take a kid to a park http://parktrust.org/youthprograms/national-kids-to-parks-day you are also entered to win a Nikon COOLPIX L830 camera. 

Speaking of winning, I too am hosting a giveaway. Check out this cool stuff! 

"Buddy Bison” mascot stuffed animal, 2 National Geographic Books (National 
Geographic Secrets of the National Parks and National Geographic Kids 
National Parks Guide U.S.A.), a CamelBak BPA- and BPS-free reusable 
bottle, a T-shirt, and a NPT Park Activity Guide ($75 value.) 

Simply enter the giveaway tools below. And make sure to get out to a park on May 16. 

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  1. We travel to local parks several times a year. We love hiking the trails and taking lots of photos.

  2. We go to local parks a couple times per month.


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