A Personal Connection with Nature

This past weekend, I participated in one of my favorite programs in the Midwest (or anywhere): Illinois DNR's Becoming an Outdoors-woman camp. I headed down to the bluffs and forests of Southern Illinois on Friday morning, leaving home before sunrise. I arrived around noon and decided to skip my first scheduled class - outdoor survival … Continue reading A Personal Connection with Nature


Running Ragged

Last weekend, I ran the Ragnar Madison-to-Chicago relay with some friends from school. Reebok sponsors a number of these events around the country every year. Over the course of 30 hours, teams of 12 (or 6 for the endurance runners among us) switch off running 3-8 mile stretches of road and trial for a total … Continue reading Running Ragged