Training for Havasupai: Hikes in the Sedona Area

hikes-in-sedona-435

Remember our Take a Hike With Kate series? She’s back today with fun hikes in the Sedona area that are perfect to do as training for Havasupai! Training to hike to Havasupai Falls in Southern and Central Arizona can prove to be tricky. I live in Phoenix, where there are lots of straight-up hikes …
Read More

Don’t Be ‘That’ Girl: 5 Tips for Hiking on Tribal Lands

hiking-on-tribal-lands-435

Remember our Take a Hike With Kate series? She’s back today with everything you need to know about hiking on tribal lands, as she’s been doing as she trains for her BIG Havasupai adventure! If you’re hiking in the Southwest to prepare for a hike to Havasupai Falls or the Grand Canyon, you may …
Read More

Knowing Your Limits vs. Failing

limits-failing-435

I'm back from Hawaii with a bit of a tan, a few surfing-related wounds, and a ton of stories I can't wait to share. It turns out you can fit a lot of FBG-worthy activities into a two-week period! So, I hope you don't mind, but you'll see quite a few Hawaii-related posts over the next couple of …
Read More

Training for Havasupai: Hikes in Phoenix

Piewstewa-take-a-hike-kate-435

Remember our Take a Hike With Kate series? She's back today with some hikes in Phoenix she's been doing as she trains for her BIG Havasupai adventure! Training to hike to Havasupai Falls in Southern and Central Arizona can prove to be tricky. We have lots of straight up hikes up mountains and …
Read More

Take a Hike With Kate! Here’s What to Pack …

take-hike-kate-435

Hey, hey! We have a new series of posts coming at you for the next few months: Take a Hike With Kate! Kate Crowley is a freelance marketing and PR consultant living in Phoenix with her husband, dog, five chickens and busy schedule of hiking, swimming, running and yoga. This summer she plans to go on …
Read More

Workout I Did: Hiking Valencia Peak (aka the Most Gorgeous Place Ever)

valencia-peak-top-sign-435

Remember when I went to Paso Robles, Calif., and fell in love with the place? Well, Ryan and I loved it SO much that we went back recently for a getaway that was pretty much my own version of heaven. Fresh seafood, gorgeous views, amazing wine ... and a hike that took two things I love --- the ocean …
Read More

Want to Feel Good? Get Outside! Why Outdoor Workouts Are Sooo Good for You

go-outside-435

With the leaves falling in gorgeous hues of red, yellow and orange (the above image is actually from my running trail!), now is the perfect time to ditch the gym for a few workouts, get outside and embrace good ol' nature! Recently, there has been tons of research that has focused on the so-called …
Read More

From Heart Transplant Recipient to Mountain Climber: Kelly’s Story

Kelly Perkins Mountain

As a young adult, Kelly Perkins enjoyed a happy life with her husband, Craig, in beautiful Southern California, but still experienced some of the same types of concerns and insecurities many of us face, like wishing for longer legs, feeling like she didn't measure up to her brothers' athletic …
Read More