outdoors Archive

The Letting Go

April 6, 2010

in Abseiling, Blue Mountains, outdoors, reflection

“Let go!” How apropos that one of my guides yelled this to me as I was abseiling for the first time with my roommate last weekend at Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains (we also explored/crawled through some caves later on). Looped into a harness and dangling off the side of a rock ledge, I […]

Take a Hike

February 24, 2010

in beach, hiking, Manly, Nature, outdoors, penguins

Last weekend was full of “wow” Australia moments. After a series of rainy weekends that I didn’t want to complain too much about with my East Coasters getting pounded by snow, the sun decided to shine both Saturday and Sunday. I decided to take advantage by going on a hike in the bush up near […]

Born to Run (And Ride)

August 17, 2009

in bike riding, outdoors, running

On Saturday, I took my longest bike ride ever, a 34-mile trek (nothing for you, Pink Helmet) into Philly and back. As I pedaled past the point on Kelly Drive where I usually stop my shiny blue Schwinn (BTW, I totally met someone on the path who shared my bike’s name, except spelled “Schwynn”), I […]