One of the greatest gifts of sobriety, besides the mental clarity, rocking sense of humor, and loads of money saved, is a growing love of hiking. When I was drinking I hiked about 4 miles a week, and generally I was hung over while attempting those miles so you can imagine the amount of cursing… Continue reading Day 939
Today I went for a walk and thought about all the miles I walked in 2018. It was a lot and so it is no surprise that my feet grew half a size. No lie! Half a size! Hundreds of miles will apparently do that to you.
Sunday we hike into Havasupai Falls. It’s a 20 mile round trip backpacking trip. I have always wanted to be one of those women who straps everything they will need for several days and heads off into the woods. I am now one of those women. It didn’t take long to become her. She was… Continue reading Day 806
This past weekend I had a moment. A big moment. I turned 47 and celebrated my second birthday sober. Friends, this was a birthday for the record books. I climbed a mountain and I camped alone. Two huge things and let me tell you why. This mountain is the tallest summit in Arizona. It stands… Continue reading Day 720
Another weekend, another adventure. This last weekend I went on an all girls two day backpacking trip. We wanted to explore a hike we did a year or two ago in Sedona, so off we went. Let me start with this little fun fact about myself. I don’t love camping. I know I’m not the… Continue reading Day 613
We were forced out of our house today so the floor guys could finish up. It’s hard for me to write at night. I’m a morning person with maximum awesomeness peaking at 10am. After that, it’s all over. What does that mean for you, dear reader? Photos from our day. The day started with a… Continue reading Day 338
The valley of the sun glows pinks and yellows at 6am. On my 50th day of sobriety I met a friend to hike a small section of Camelback Mountain. There is no easy section of this mountain in the middle of the city. As we started up the trail I questioned my ability to make good… Continue reading Day 49, 50, & 51