The Journalist

Day 88: The breakdown

Date: July 26, 2017Miles: 26.4 miles (42.5km), from North Creek to Milton Creek at mile 1,190.7.Health: Trouble staying motivated. I had my alarm set to 5:30 am but couldn’t wake up at that time. Granted, last night I got to camp so late that it was a bit too early to get up. I wake up at 6:45 am […]

When Your Career is on Life Support, Sometimes it’s Best to Pull the Plug

“What about your career?” They said. They have been my bosses, my friends, my relatives, and some complete strangers who just feel the need to voice their opinions. They have been confused that a young woman who just jumped from a big advertising agency, to an even bigger marketing company could simply be pulling the […]

When Your Career is on Life Support, Sometimes it’s Best to Pull the Plug

“What about your career?” They said. They have been my bosses, my friends, my relatives, and some complete strangers who just feel the need to voice their opinions. They have been confused that a young woman who just jumped from a big advertising agency, to an even bigger marketing company could simply be pulling the […]

Day 89: Sierra City

Date: July 27, 2017Miles: 8.1 miles (13km), from Milton Creek to Sierra City, and to mile 1,198.7. Health: Feeling good. Shin feels good and the shoulder has almost healed.  Today is a town day! As I only had 4.5 miles (7.2km) to do in the morning, and as nothing usually opens before 9 am, I was in no rush. I […]

Day 90: First 30-mile day

Date: July 27, 2017Miles: 30.4 miles (48.9km), from mile 1,198.7 to Whiskey Spring at mile 1,229.1.Health: Tired but happy. Knees hurt a little. I’ve been trying to do a 30-mile (48,28km) day for a while now but have always felt that I needed to push too much to make it comfortably, or just ran out of daylight hours. Today […]

Day 91: Who said Northern California is easy?

Date: July 29, 2017Miles: 23.1 miles (37.2km), from Whiskey Spring to mile 1,252.2.Health: Feeling rested after a short day. We woke up at 5:30 am but stayed in our sleeping bags and talked until it was time to go. Sam took his turn to get us water from the spring and then we climbed back up on the trail. […]