Time to start working on the upper body strength!
Cool Thing // All Trails App
If you enjoy hiking, running or biking and have not downloaded the All Trails App, do it now. It makes planning your outdoor adventure easy and painless. I have only used the app when hiking so I am not able to comment from the perspective of a biker or runner. But in regards to hiking, it is one of the best resources I have found.
The app allows you to easily locate and compare over 50,000 trails in North America. Not only can you search by city, park or trail, you can get really specific with filters such as difficulty, fishing, dog-friendly, length, trail traffic, to name a few. Each trail has a profile that includes reviews and pictures from actual users. You can also share your hikes and follow friends who are using the app. If you want to take it a step further, purchase the pro version for even more options.
Best Self // Reducing Plastic Consumption
A few weekends ago a friend and I headed to Kehoe Beach in Tomales Bay. We took a short hike, frolicked on the beach, drank champagne and ate oysters. We had a blast. Unfortunately two weeks later the thing that really stuck with me from that day is the amount of plastic we encountered on the beach. It was not just a few pieces here and there it was everywhere, all shapes, sizes, and colors.
This was the first time I have ever encountered this much pollution on a beach and it really hit me hard. For years I’ve been carrying a reusable water bottle and bringing my own grocery bags but I know there is a lot more I can do. A few more things I will be adding to my list to reduce my plastic footprint:
Check out this fact sheet on plastics in the ocean to get a sense of how urgent reducing the number of plastic products we are consuming is. Cutting out plastics completely might sound crazy to some but there is an old saying…every little bit helps!
Happy Hump Day,