Meet Lindsay from Hike it Baby Houston! She joined in the HiB30 Challenge in June and won a pair of Cruzer shoes from our sponsors at Evolv! She hiked 112 miles with Graham (10 months) — WOW!
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 our second challenge and we logged about twice as many miles! The Houston summer is HOT and humid, so we walked in the mornings and evenings instead of during the middle of the day to avoid the worst of the heat. 100 miles seemed tough in theory, but getting our for just a little while every day really adds up quickly!
What was the biggest obstacle you faced during this Challenge and how did you overcome it?
Humidity! It is ridiculously humid by about 8am in Houston, so we brought lots of water and kept our hikes to an hour or less. Shady walking spots were a must as well; it is just too hot for babies in direct sunlight in June.
Where was your favorite hike this month? Why is it your favorite?
Our favorite hike was at the Cinco Ranch Beach Club, a paved path around two lakes near our house. There are a lot of mature trees for shade and a coffee shop nearby for a mid-walk break and snack. We led a hike there every Monday and went by ourselves several times in between, 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?
I’m super competetive, so once I signed up and held myself accountable for my goal, it made it very easy to get out and get those miles! My advice is to just take it a little bit at a time; set small goals like a sport stroll around your neighborhood each evening. You don’t have to hike 5 miles at a time! The miles may add up slowly, but that’s absolutely fine, and they will add up!
If you could describe your HiB30 Challenge this June in 3 words what would they be and why?
Sweaty – Houston in June is so hot and humid!
Accomplished – I wasn’t sure we would make it to 100 miles when I set that goal for my family, but we did it and surpassed our goal!
Motivated – to get outside even more next time!
Do you already have big plans for the prize that you won? Tell us how excited you are about your win!
I’m so excited to have won a pair of Evolv Cruzer shoes! There’s not much I love more than shoes. (They’re in a tight race with my family and ice cream.) Now I’ll have to get out and do some serious hiking with them!
Congratulations, Lindsay! Thanks so much to our awesome HiB30 partner Evolv! Remember, to win amazing prizes like this all you have to do is register for the next HiB30 Challenge!