HiB30 Challenge Winner Profile - Lyndsey Vaillancourt (1)Hello Hikers! Meet Lyndsey – she joined in the June HiB30 Challenge and won a prize from our partners at Garmin by registering her little one, Aubrey (18mos), and hiking 61 miles with the HiB Monadnock Branch. Way to Go!!

Was this your first Challenge? If yes, how did it motivate you to get outdoors? If this was not your first Challenge, how was it different from your previous experience?
This was my second challenge, my first was in March, we had a very cold March here in NH, we managed to make the 30 minutes three times a week, and did 27 miles that month. This challenge I was lucky enough to have a month off from classes and work and was able to get out almost every day for a hike.

What was the biggest obstacle you faced during this Challenge and how did you overcome it?
Weather, we had the first week of rain and left me behind the 8ball but was able to quickly make up lost miles.

Where was your favorite hike this month? Why is it your favorite?
My favorite was conquering a mountain that I failed to summit last year because I wasn’t strong enough or confident enough to finish but was able to do it this year, thanks to Hike it Baby motivating me to hike more.  

How easy or hard was it to get out and accomplish the miles you achieved? Any advice for families who think they could never do 30 miles in 30 days?   
I think it takes the motivation to just get out the door. Some days I was just planning on walking a mile. Once I got out and moving, I found myself doing 2-3 miles a day.
If you could describe your HiB30 Challenge this June in 3 words what would they be and why?
Motivating, cheerful, connecting  

Do you already have big plans for the prize that you won? Tell us how excited you are about your win!
Yes! I was just thinking of purchasing a fitness tracker so this will save me a lot of research hours and money.

Lyndsey won a Garmin Vivofit just by registering for the June HiB30 Challenge. If you want to win prizes like this don’t forget to join in the next HiB30 Challenge!

HiB30 Challenge Winner Profile - Lyndsey Vaillancourt (2)

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