Adventure Challenge – Day 20: Hike through a Nature Sanctuary

I decided that I love trail running and hiking so much I needed to invest in a pair of trail running shoes. Unfortunately the only color available was purple/pink. They are bright.

I downloaded a new app to my phone called All Trails. I love it. No matter where I am, I just hit Trails and it shows me all of the trails in the area. I found a ton in Kansas City that I didn’t even know existed. My goal is to hike them all! I decided to start with the Old Kate Trail in the Parkville Nature Sanctuary. It’s not far from my art studio and I just love Parkville. It was raining, but I found I actually kind of like to hike in the rain. I also took a friend with me. I will admit, I was a little intimidated because this woman runs 3-10 miles a day. I was relieved within the first 15 minutes when she told me she was having trouble keeping up with me.

We hiked 3 miles and came across a big turtle trying to make its way over a log and a small deer. The deer was limping and I hope that it was ok. She let us get pretty close before she walked into the woods off of the trail. When I got up to where she entered, I could see her standing there looking back at us. I bid her farewell and finished my hike.

I can’t wait to put some more miles on these shoes!

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About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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