Saturday, April 30, 2016

proud duo | hike it baby 30.

We went on our first hike with the Greenville branch of a group called Hike it Baby nearly eight months ago, and adventuring with these upstate families quickly became a favorite pastime for  Braxton and me. I'm thankful to have found an outlet for us for our days together, and it's been so much fun to watch him grow up out on the trails since his first hike. Sure, I'm a stay-at-home mom for this season of my life, but that doesn't mean that the only thing we do is stay at home. We have days where neither of us get out of our pajamas all day long, and we've reached the point in this whole parenting gig that we know when we've pushed the limits just enough to make those pajama days a necessity.

The other days, however, are full of all kinds of adventures. And as long as the weather is nice, you can pretty much count on us being outside (yes, even in our pajamas).

Today is the final day of the Hike it Baby 30 challenge, and this mama is proud + happy to report that we met our goal. Not only that, but we surpassed it.

Hip hip hooray!

Between the trails and the pavement, we hiked/walked a total of 40.1 miles during the month of April (including our March of Dimes participation today). The next challenge is in September, and I am already itching to complete another one!

Adding up intentional miles. Challenging myself. Exploring new places. Walking the same path I've walked a million times. Meeting new friends. Learning lessons. Always carrying my beloved camera. Letting Braxton find out about (certain) things on his own with me a safe distance away. Pausing for a moment just to take it all in. Daydreaming about our next adventure. Being thankful for the memories we're making in the moment. Looking forward to lots of hikes this summer with Teesh in tow.

That's what this past month was full of.

And, boy, was it full.

Not quite as full as my heart, but nothing can compete with that.
Trails Hikes: 7
Trail Miles: 18
Total Miles: 40.1
Total minutes outside: 1,930

The Bargeron Trailblazers still have lots + lots + lots of exploring left to do!

Now, who wants to join us?

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