Becca

I'm Becca, a high school English teacher and cross country/track coach. I enjoy a lot of things, but my absolute favorites include running, reading, writing, and hiking. Don't even get me started on the definite existence of Sasquatch, the endless beauty of Upper Peninsula of Michigan, or how to judge donuts.

Posts

Thru-Hike Training: Tackling the Mental Game

Thru-Hike Training: Tackling the Mental Game

Over the weekend I had the beautiful opportunity to spend an evening with 150 friends and family members as we celebrated Alex and me recently

Nov 13, 2019 : Becca
Slow Down or You’ll Miss the Forest Giraffes

Slow Down or You’ll Miss the Forest Giraffes

The following reflection contemplates hiking holistically--seeking not only physical strength and mental preparedness, but also peace and

Oct 30, 2019 : Becca
Stories of the Appalachian Trail: A Recommended Book List

Stories of the Appalachian Trail: A Recommended Book List

 Thru-hikers and section hikers always have a story about what brought them to the trail. The Appalachian Trail in particular is swarming with

Oct 21, 2019 : Becca
Fuel the Love: How Nutrition Can Shape Life on the Trail

Fuel the Love: How Nutrition Can Shape Life on the Trail

Despite knowing better, I occasionally make the mistake of completing a strenuous activity and only refueling with junk food. It’s the same story

Oct 18, 2019 : Becca
Spooky Season on the AT: My Top 10 Thru-Hiking Fears

Spooky Season on the AT: My Top 10 Thru-Hiking Fears

It’s spooky szn! What better time to think about which Appalachian Trail haunts scare me the most? Because I’ll admit, I can be a bit of a wuss

Oct 16, 2019 : Becca
Now Is the Time to Find Your “Because It’s There”

Now Is the Time to Find Your “Because It’s There”

"Why are you hiking the AT?" Am I prepared to answer this question a million times? I may not have a choice in the matter, but I’m definitely not

Oct 15, 2019 : Becca