Indy has plenty of hidden gems for trail runners. Let me share my top five recommendations.
10 Things I Learned in 2020
Baking, hiking, and 8 other things I learned during 2020!
Why I’ve Never Gone on a Mission Trip and Why I’m Going Now
It's easy for us frazzled humans to get sucked into our own little worlds. We forget that life isn't about meeting the next deadline or exceeding the next expectation. Quite simply: We forget the gospel.
God of All Storms
It's been a long time since I've written, and there are two main reasons for that. For one, I've been incredibly, unorthodoxly busy. How busy, you ask? Well, I've moved, dealt with my car getting broken into, had said car towed, visited Cedar Point, and hiked around Colorado. Needless to say, writing has been forefront … Continue reading God of All Storms
The Snacks that Get Me Moving!
You know what's great? Taking a long, strenuous hike up the side of a mountain, pausing every few moments to turn and look at the incredible landscape that stretches for miles and miles. You know what's not great? Getting to the top and sitting down for a well-deserved rest, only to discover you didn't bring … Continue reading The Snacks that Get Me Moving!
Somewhere between the third and fourth lightning bolt: I lost it. My childish whimpers turned to full-fledged sobs and I screamed into the sopping blackness around me...
Ah, running. It grips your heart in one breath and tears it out the next. Does that seem blunt to you? Well then, you must not be a runner. It is not a sport for the faint of heart, nor the skeletally-fragile. But one thing I've discovered in my years of running is that our … Continue reading Approval
This is 23.
As I crest the third week of my twenty third year, it occurs to me that I have a good amount of wisdom to share with the internet. Twenty-three years worth, actually. But I feel highly unqualified, seeing as 23 currently looks like me, sitting in my bed at 7 p.m., in snowflake pajamas. In … Continue reading This is 23.
A letter from 18-year-old me
When you're deep in an eating disorder, everything in a little fuzzy. So I'm going to blame anorexia for the fact that I didn't remember my freshman year letter. I'm kidding. But not really, because up until today: I didn't think I'd written a letter at all. According to the email I received, every Butler … Continue reading A letter from 18-year-old me
Hiking Jasper: Valley of the Five Lakes
Valley of the Fire Lakes. Who wouldn't want to hike a trail with that name? As we drove down the one-lane highway in Jasper, CA, I saw the trailhead and my mind immediately went to a "Hunger Games-esque" wilderness. "Valley of the Fire Lakes," I said to my mom. "Let's do that hike!" Turns out, … Continue reading Hiking Jasper: Valley of the Five Lakes