In this installment of the Humans Outside Outdoor Diary, Amy discusses how she finally had a breakthrough last week and which aspects of the outdoors got her there.

[:30] Why a week of miles feels good
[2:30] My relationship with the outdoors in Alaska
[2:55] The two things made my attitude better
[3:55] Outdoor hero: Altra Escalante

Have you ever loved a place enough to spend your life writing about it and the people who live there? That’s Charles Wohlforth’s relationship with Alaska and the outdoors.

His trademark, he said, was learning about the outdoors and the outdoor sports and people he was covering as he covered them. He also wrote extensively about global warming. And although he now lives in outside Alaska, his passion for the arctic remains.

Join us for this fascinating interview!

[1:03] Charles’ favorite outdoor space
[1:30] How Charles got to Alaska
[2:10] What drew Charles back to Alaska
[2:52] How Charles started writing about Alaska
[5:30] How Alaska is boundless and what that means
[7:45] Exploring no matter where you live
[10:00] How telling outdoor stories helped Charles
[12:47] What Charles tried because of interviews
[14:30] Why going outside is important to Charles
[16:30] Where Charles is now
[18:45] Charles’ perspective on climate change after covering it
[21:45] Is the arctic opening a good thing?
[24:00] Top tips for coming to Alaska
[28:00] Charles’ favorite parks and why he doesn’t have just one
[34:03] Charles’ advice for where to go in Alaska
[35:25] Charles’ most essential gear
[36:00] Charles’ favorite outdoor gear
[36:50] Charles’ favorite outdoor moments

Do you ever just need an attitude adjustment? Here’s how Amy worked through her bad attitude last week and how she finally found her solution in the outdoors!

[:50] Why Amy needed an attitude adjustment
[1:13] An outdoor challenge fail
[2:15] Attitude adjustment attempt two
[2:38] An outdoor attitude adjustment success on a mountain
[3:40] Outdoor hero: Luke

If you’ve listened to this podcast or followed me on Instagram, you’ve surely noticed that I love to run. It’s where I find my best therapy. But that’s not always been the case. I started running because of one person — Lisa Hallett — and the organization she cofounded, wear blue: run to remember. Lisa and I share the unbreakable bond of not just being Army wives whose husbands were in the same unit, but of trauma and loss experienced when that unit lost so many soldiers in combat, including her husband Capt. John Hallett.

In this episode Lisa shares the role spending time outside has had in her healing and helping her family move through that loss.

[1:29] Lisa’s favorite outdoor space
[2:00] About wear blue: run to remember
[3:10] How wear blue: run to remember was born
[9:40] Why wear blue: run to remember is important to Amy
[10:35] What wear blue: run to remember means to others
[14:35] Amy’s running with wear blue: run to remember
[14:52] Lisa’s outdoor story
[15:30] Why Lisa tackles hard challenges and what it has to do with grief
[18:15] Lisa’s favorite challenges
[23:15] What Lisa is doing with her kids
[26:10] Hiking the Grand Canyon with kids
[29:30] The secret to hiking with kids
[31:08] How to learn to do hard things
[32:45] Why being outside matters for helping children of the fallen
[34:20] Lisa’s most essential gear
[34:38] Lisa’s favorite outdoor gear
[32:40] Lisa’s favorite outdoor moment

Neighborhood walks, frozen lake walks, and cabin comedy of errors! Check out this outdoor diary to find out how Amy and her family got outside last week and how the outdoors are helping them stay sane during this time of upheaval.

[:40] Why going outside is most important
[1:05] Going outside with intentionality
[2:50] The comedy of errors the was the cabin rental
[3:13] The really big cabin fail
[4:07] Outdoor hero: coffee

After I started spending at least 20 consecutive minutes outside every day I started wondering how spending time outside helps my relationships. Does it make my marriage better? And if so, why?

I’m so excited to share this conversation with my good friend Corie Weather where we dive into just that. A marriage counselor and Army spouse, Corie is one of my most favorite people in the world.

[1:40] Corrie’s favorite outdoor space
[3:50] Why military families need specific help
[5:04] What is a “sacred space”
[11:26] Why sharing experiences matters
[16:00] Why going outside is a great way to build shared experiences
[17:10] Why outside is best for building those experiences
[20:25] Finding effort to build relationships
[23:28] Building relationships outside
[30:10] What if you’re not ready for doing more outside
[32:30] How Corie gets outside for her marriage
[36:00] Corie’s most essential outdoor gear
[36:18] Corie’s favorite outdoor gear
[36:34] Corie’s favorite outdoor moments

The current state of the world and “social distancing” can make you a little stir-crazy. The cure? Get outside! Last week, one of Amy’s favorite races was canceled due to you-know-what, so she headed on a glacier adventure with some friends.

[:28] Your next challenge in this time of insanity
[1:30] What Amy did to really get away
[2:47] Outdoor hero: Salomon Adv Skin 12 vest

The world is full of craziness right now. Fortunately for all of us, the outdoors is still there being the hero we all need.

[:20] Using the outside to avoid things
[1:25] The temperature changes in Alaska
[2:45] Advice for dealing with coronavirus
[3:42] Outdoor hero: the outside

Adrianne Haslet wasn’t at the Boston Marathon finish line in 2013 because she was a runner. Her decision to walk by, however, changed her life as the bombs went off, taking her leg in their wake.

Now, seven years later, she’s not only running Boston for a second time as an amputee, she also convinced race association officials to add an amputee category — and she’s aiming to win it.

Get ready to be inspired through this incredible conversation with Adrianne about healing in the outdoors through a sport she never even considered before the bombing. Adrianne isn’t just fighting back against what happened — she’s winning.

[1:35] Adrianne’s favorite outdoor space
[3:50] How Adrianne’s leg was taken from her
[4:25] Adrianne’s Boston bombing story
[7:20] Who Adrianne is now compared to before the bombing
[13:50] Adrianne’s big Boston goal
[17:30] Amy speaks on behalf of the world
[18:26] Adrianne’s love of good vibes and inspiration
[21:52] How Adrianne’s relationship with the outside changed
[24:40] How calm outdoor moments trigger PTSD
[28:00] How it feels to establish a new Boston division
[29:30] Adrianne’s travel story
[34:05] Amputee outdoor challenges
[37:12] The outdoor things you notice as an amputee
[38:45] How Adrianne keeps a positive outlook
[43:01] Adrianne’s favorite outdoor gear
[43:40] Adrianne’s most essential outdoor gear
[43:25] Adrianne’s favorite outdoor moment

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