BENEFITING: Mohonk Preserve, Inc.
ORGANIZER: Mohonk Preserve, Inc.
EVENT: 2017 Rock the Ridge 50
EVENT DATE: May 06, 2017
I started out on a personal journey 4 years ago to get healthy and lose weight. 76 pounds so far and 20 to go. I walked the roads near my home over and over. I started to get bored and slacked off, put on a bunch of pounds. I found excuse after excuse again. Finally something clicked in and from Jan 27th, 2016 to Jan 26th 2017 I logged 3,165 miles walking with a bit of jogging mixed in. I got the extra pounds off (again) and decided along the way to challenge myself with my first ½ marathon on the SRT trail. I needed a buddy to help me along the way as this was far out of my comfort zone and convinced my niece to join me. I had never hiked trails through the woods even though I grew up in the “sticks”. I caught the bug and fell in love with trail hiking/walking. I cannot believe I grew up with all this natural beauty around me and really never noticed it. The people I have met along the way are amazing and each have interesting stories and personal journeys.
I have signed up to volunteer to keep a section of the Shawangunk Ridge Trail/ Long Path clear. Now I want to help raise money for the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference to help preserve the land and trails and help the Mohonk Preserve to acquire a parcel of land for the Shawangunk Ridge Trail.
50 Miles is a Challenge. I can do it. Please help me by making a contribution to preserve our natural beauty for future generation.