Welcome to the Trailblazer blog for adventure trip training
You can see it in your mind: that adventure trip where you’ll hike to new heights, bike through a beautiful countryside, and/or paddle in paradise. The one you’ve been saving vacation time and bonuses to do.
Whatever is on your itinerary, the adventure trip training content below will help you make the most of it!
You’ll find tips for preparing physically and mentally, information on clothing and gear, and answers to questions you may not even have thought to ask yet.
FYI: Blog posts and podcast interviews by Becki Rupp and Trailblazer Wellness LLC are for informational purposes only and may not be the best fit for you and your personal situation. Information included in these posts shall not be construed as medical advice. The information and education provided here is not intended or implied to supplement or replace professional medical treatment, advice, and/or diagnosis. Always check with your own physician or medical professional before trying or implementing any information read in our blog posts.
Each year thousands of people reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, aka Uhuru Peak, the highest point of Africa. If you’re dreaming of being among them, add these seven surprising tips to your training plan for Kilimanjaro to improve your chances of reaching the...
It’s a classic bucket-list hike. The Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu ranks high on many lists, and I know first-hand why. In 2013 my husband and I hiked the popular 4-day route and joined the throngs of humanity at the ancient ruins. We had an amazing experience. In...
Whatever an adventure is to you, with some pre-trip preparation, you CAN do it!
Hiking is key – but other activities will make your experience even better!
Practice builds comfort with trekking poles
Finding the right trekking poles for you
Enjoy hiking more when you use trekking poles
Inspiration for fitness, nutrition, mental and social health and wellness.
Watch the WEBINAR: How to Get Geared Up for a Multi-day Cycling Tour Register here! In the dark days of January 2021, with COVID travel limitations still in place, though vaccines offering a glimmer of hope, we started planning our next trip. By March we had a rough...
5 mental phases of preparing for a challenge
Getting back to hiking after an injury takes time and a support team.
3 factors to consider so you can reach your goals.
Figure out what types of motivators will help get you out of bed and doing your workout, even when you don’t feel like it.
Learn how to use your natural strengths and skills to make it easier to improve your fitness and reach your goals.
Hints for how to prepare for hiking, biking, paddling, packing and picking an amazing road trip destination.
How 10 habits you build at home pay off when you travel.
How to find a fitness professional that’s a good fit for you.
4 steps to personalize your path and reach your goals.
Clothing, gear and book suggestions that make active travel more comfortable and enjoyable.
Be prepared, be flexible and slow down to enjoy hiking, biking, paddling and snorkeling in and around these unique islands.
What to look for in clothes, footwear and backpacks for a multi-sport adventure trip.