Meet Holly! She competed in the HiB30 Challenge this June and won a prize from our sponsor Northside USA. She and Leora, 8 months, hiked 54 miles with HiB Portland!
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 is my third challenge and this time I uped my goal to 50 miles for the month and I exceeded my goal! This time I wanted to get out and do longer trail hikes instead of just walking around the neighborhood, I wanted to push myself and do some hikes that a few months ago would have scared me. I also wanted to do some hikes I had never done before and I did all of these things!
What was the biggest obstacle you faced during this Challenge and how did you overcome it?
The heat! It was a hot Month in Portland so getting out there when it was 90 degrees felt daunting but going out earlier helped and hiking it the shade of the forest helped too.
Where was your favorite hike this month? Why is it your favorite?
My favorite was probably Wauna Point because it was a hike I had never done before or even heard about it a couple days before I did it. It had an amazing view too!
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?
It was pretty easy to get 30 in, because after a few months of being a part of Hike It Baby, I cant go a few days without wanting to hike, and I really enjoy going on longer hikes now.
If you could describe your HiB30 Challenge this June in 3 words what would they be and why?
Hiking with friends. I have met so many amazing mama friends through Hike it Baby and it’s been great strengthening those friendships while hiking together this month.
Do you already have big plans for the prize that you won? Tell us how excited you are about your win!
I’m stoked to get a new pair of hiking shoes! I love the hiking boots I have now, but I bought them when my feet were still swollen from pregnancy, so now they are too big and give me blisters on long hikes so I am really happy to get a pair that fit right.
Don’t forget, to be entered to win awesome prizes like our partners at Northside U.S.A. all you have to do is register for the next HiB30 Challenge!