Congratulations to everyone who competed in November’s HiB30 Challenge! All of the Challengers were entered to win some pretty amazing prizes and here are a few of the big winners this time around! Stay tuned for more posts throughout the month with other hiking winners and their stories. Thanks to our Hike it Baby Prize Partners at Sun Protection, Organic India, Bronwen Jewelry, Nite Ize, and Eagle Creek, we can give these lucky winners an incredible prizes! Do you want to be eligible to win from these great companies and many more? All you have to do is join in the next HiB30 Challenge in January! It’s that easy and so much fun!
What prize did you win? How excited are you about it?
Sun Protection Zone hat (winner’s choice)
Nancy Ciara hiked with Jackson (2 years) and Effie (5 weeks at the end of the challenge) and said, “I won the sun protection zone hat and I’m really excited to try it out. I’ve been meaning to get a more protective hat and just haven’t pulled the trigger. Now I don’t have to! Yay!!”
Another lucky winner also won a Sun Protection Zone hat!
Tulsi Organic India Original Tea
Hailey Maurey hiked with Brayden (4 years), Jayce (3 years), and Wyatt (11 months) and said, “I won Tulsi Organic India Original Tea, and I am excited to try it!”
Another lucky winner also won Tulsi Organic India Original Tea!
Bronwen Jewelry – 1 tiny charm necklace and 1 ribbon wrap bracelet
One lucky winner won a necklace and bracelet from Bronwen Jewelry!
Nite Ize Visibility Pack
Chalisa Nestell Fabillar hiked with Melchor (15 months) and said, “I’ve won the Nite Ize Visibility Pack. I’m excited about passing it along to one of the other hike leaders of my branch, using a random drawing. I feel like Hike It Baby has given me so much already that I want to pass some of this goodness along! Hopefully the leader who wins it in my branch will use it to lead some night hikes since the days are so short.”
Eagle Creek Pack Cubes
One lucky winner won pack cubes from Eagle Creek!
How many miles and/or minutes did you achieve?
Nancy – 30.72 miles.
Hailey – 31 miles.
Chalisa – 26 miles.
What did you enjoy most about this HiB30 Challenge?
Nancy – I loved the motivation to at least get outside almost every day with my toddler and newborn. I also really enjoyed meeting new families and making friends!
Hailey – I love Hike It Baby! I enjoyed this challenge because it inspired me to get out, and enjoy the fresh air with my little boys. It also inspired me to get more active, and get exercise. It’s been an awesome adventure!
Chalisa – We really had a lot to be excited about during this challenge. Little M is really up and moving about so getting outside with him really is starting to look different. The miles seem sooooooo much longer but the minutes outside seem so much shorter! We didn’t get the big mileage but we got lots of time exploring. Also, in our pursuit of being an all weather family, lil M got to try his new rain suit and boots this month. He’s my little water baby so I knew he would love it. His little giggles were so great!
Who helped keep your family motivated the most to get outside?
Nancy – I would say my toddler kept us the most motivated. Haha!! He’s much more manageable if he gets his daily nature dose.
Hailey – My Hike It Baby group keeps me motivated, as well as myself.
Chalisa – My fellow Augusta members. They got excited about the challenge too and started sharing their mileage and pictures from time outside.
What accomplishment are you most proud of this Challenge?
Nancy – I’m super proud that I reached 30 miles after just having my baby on 10/18. She absolutely loved being outside cuddling with her mama.
Hailey – I am proud of pushing myself to get outdoors, and to exercise. I used to live a very stationary life.
Chalisa – Getting daddy outside with us for 3 hikes! Dad likes the outdoors too just in a much more relaxed fashion. Think fishing and laying in a hammock. So getting dad to join us this month repeatedly was a real treat.
Why should families around the world join in the HiB30 Challenges?
Nancy – It’s amazing how challenging even 30 miles in 30 days can be. I thought that we definitely did that in a regular month, but it showed me that it may not be the case. I think the challenge is so rewarding and renews your love and appreciation for the outdoors.
Hailey – I would tell families to do the HIB30 challenge so their kids can leave the electronics, and start enjoying the WORLD. There is a huge world out there to explore, and it’s waiting for YOU!
Chalisa – These challenges are a great way for families to unplug and reconnect with each other and the world around them.
Did you have a moment when you thought you may not make the goal you set for yourself? How did you get past it?
Nancy – I may have had a moment, but it was pretty short lived. I was very motivated to use this challenge to jump start my fitness goals postpartum.
Hailey – I am always afraid of failing, but I keep reminding myself that I can do anything, I just have to try!!! So keep pushing yourselves, and you can do this!!
Chalisa – We didn’t make our mileage goal, but we more than made up for distance with quality time together. During my first challenge and this is my 4th, I recognized that the mileage is for me. After all, it’s mostly me carrying him. So the benefits of mileage are mostly mine not his. It’s when I put them down to sit, roll around, feel the grass, walk, pick up sticks, splash in puddles, pick up rocks, learn to maneuver the roots and logs, that he really gets all the benefits of being outside. So we use both, the distance for mommy sanity and time for little man’s sanity. 🙂 He is after all a remarkably happier babe when he gets his HIB fix regularly!