Sharing the inspiring ideas and interesting adventures that are helping me to become more adventure minded with the hope that you might find them useful too. Focused on getting outside in the Pacific Northwest.
With summer only weeks away and the hope of some longer adventures in my heart, I can't ignore the reality that is my fitness level. Long days on skis are fantastic for developing an aerobic base, but hiking muscles are a different beast. I've been running on the road...
I remember when I first started running how reluctant I was to call myself a runner. "Runner" was just not my identity - I was a soccer player who used running to get in shape. My habits and activities and very sense of self were intimately connected with the game I...
How going solo helps us meet ourselves and become the adventure buddy we’d like to be.
A single night on the Lewis River Trail offers the opportunity to recharge your spirit in just 24 hours.
How bringing a spirit of newness to a place you’ve visited over and over can bring it new life.
Having a good map of where you are going is crucial to adventure success. But which one do you pick?
I love this film. It's so real. Kailey Kornhauser and Marley Blonsky, the two cyclists featured in this film, are honest and open about what they have experienced as fat women in this world. From being left behind on group rides to struggling with disordered eating,...
Fighting that voice in our head that tells us we’re not good enough or fit enough for what we want to do.
Explore the beautiful shores of this crystal blue lake.
I encounter my own limits on a one day ski around Crater Lake.
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About The Author
Teri Smith is a photographer, writer and adventure seeker in the Pacific Northwest. Learn more here.