Blue's Boots

Andrea's adventures on the trail…

What’s new…

on March 12, 2013


September 2018 –  I had a wonderful 3-week trip to Ireland and Scotland in May – I got to cross off hiking in the Scotland Highlands from my bucket list (see photos below), it is so beautiful there!

I had a wonderful time in Wyoming and South Dakota this summer, exploring areas new to me: Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park, the Black Hills, Badlands National Park, Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, and Devils Tower. Must go back and explore Badlands NP more, it’s just stunning!

On a side note… I’m currently in YTT class (yoga teacher training). I’ll finish and be certified to teach in December. I’m really hoping next year to be able to combine my love of the wilderness with yoga somehow, maybe a couple of weekend get-aways or backpacking trips with yoga added in?

Coming in 2019: I’ve just booked permits for 3 of the New Zealand Great Walks for next year: Abel Tasman, Milford, and Heaphy. MAJOR BUCKET LIST TRIP!!!!  I’m still pinching myself that this is real 🙂

~~ Andrea ~~

4 responses to “What’s new…

  1. Dennis LeGear says:

    Awesome. Love checking maybe twice a year. Meet you on the knee forum you are inspirational.

    • bluesboots says:

      Thanks Dennis! I’m so fortunate that I’ve been able to bounce back from eight knee surgeries and still keep hiking and backpacking and snow-shoeing.

      • Dennis LeGear says:

        My time has come. TTT MPFL and LPFL (Maybe) Dr. Robert A. Teitge, MD Feb 2nd. Strange my knees have been feeling good this winter. My wife thinks it is trying to escape. I never had a problem with frequent dislocation. Just really bad pain for long periods of sitting and exercise induced pain. Hoping for the best. I know you had doubts when you went on good hikes before. How are they now?

    • bluesboots says:

      I’ve heard good things about Dr. Teitge 🙂 I had TTT and lateral release, but no MPFL or LPFL. The rehab was long and hard, but it gave me my life back and I’m doing things now that I never thought I’d be able to do. Just played racquetball this morning, and could NEVER have done that before. While you’re in rehab, make a list of the things that you want to do that would have been too painful before, and focus on those. It’ll help you get through all those PT appointments and give you some good goals to focus on. Good luck!

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