Baby…Why Don’t You Just Meet Me in the Middle

I'm a competitive person by nature. I maintain high expectations for myself. A goal-setter. Boundary breaker. Maybe it's the Taurus in me. Maybe it's the Long Island in me. Maybe it's the "me" in me. Conversely, and more importantly, I am soothed by Nature. To be in a place away from the everyday distractions...the hustle …

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A Mountain Playground: The MacIntyre Range

It's not everyday you are blessed with the PERFECT day in the Adirondacks.  I say that with love!  I've hiked 15 high peaks so far and I will tell you that only 3 of the days had beautiful weather.  And this day, was exactly that.  Perfect. In every way.  This is my most cherished hike …

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Hop, Skip and a Jaunt Up to Cascade & Porter

Some days are meant for overcoming challenges and tackling giants.  Other days, like this one, are set before us with no agenda, no plan...just spontaneous fun! Cascade and Porter Mountains are typically the first two suggested when you aspire to become a 46er because they are said to be the "easiest."  Which in hindsight, I …

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Giant and His Wife: High Peak Heaven

Your first high peak climb in the Adirondacks is unforgettable.  It is full of joy, exhilaration, unexpected wonder, and appreciation for life.  Memories are created that will remain with you always. Like a piece of your soul..it becomes part of you forever. It was October...my favorite month of the year.  A beautiful fall October day …

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Flower City Challenge: Down By the River

I did it!!! I completed my first ever duathlon! Run Bike Run! And it was BY FAR the most challenging race to date. I'm learning the hard way that April in Rochester is not exactly the best weather for racing. I ran the Flower City Half Marathon last year at this time....and that was a killer race …

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