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Microadventures & #45KonFOOT

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CIRCUMNAVIGATING THE GLOBE? MICROADVENTURES? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

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WHAT ARE MICROADVENTURES?

Microadventures are Human-Powered, Non-Motorized journeys of pure awesomeness. In other words its my favorite way of experiencing the great outdoors, of challenging myself physically and mentally to see something through, and feeling at home. Anybody can do them, be it in your own backyard or another part of the world.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_4″ last=”no” spacing=”no” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”http://www.TheMadToLive.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Square-3.jpg” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding=”50px” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]

ABOUT 25kONFOOT

25kONFOOT represents my ambitious goal to circumnavigate the globe around the equator (25,000 miles) using my own human power and will power. With each microadventure, I log a few more miles. At the finale of my quest, I will have circled all of planet earth, and that feels like a good story for the grandkiddies.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_4″ last=”no” spacing=”no” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”http://www.TheMadToLive.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Square-2.jpg” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding=”50px” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]

ADVENTURE FOR GOOD

My hope is to not just inspire people to act boldy and get outside to see this beautiful world we live in, but also to take this project to another level: Manny of these adventures will be done in support of various charities and causes. I believe that together we can make this world a better place by combining our passions with our causes. I hope to live my life as an example of my beliefs and values in this way.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_4″ last=”yes” spacing=”no” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”http://www.TheMadToLive.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Square-1.jpg” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding=”50px” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]

IN THE NOT DISTANT FUTURE

  • SUP Across Lake Nicaragua
  • Walk Across Panama
  • Cycle north to Wyoming
  • Kayak the length of Britain
  • Swim the US’ Missouri River
  • SUP the US’ Mississippi River
  • Longboard the Atacama Desert
  • Cycle circumference of Nova Scotia
  • Walk circumference of Sri Lanka
  • Walk the Silk Road of China
  • Walk the Camino de Santiago
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Latest Microadventures

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It was completed with surf photographer Kyle FitzPatrick who was kind enough to teach me how to longboard and get me my first board which I still ride to this day.[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Stand Up Paddleboard a Rocky Mountain Alpine Lake (Colorado, USA)” open=”no”]Alpine-SUPBackpacked 2 miles into Rocky Mountain National Park with an inflatable SUP strapped to my back in order to paddle the beautiful alpine lakes.

(photo credit: Katrin Bell)[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Longboard the Frontrage: Boulder to Denver (Colorado, USA)” open=”no”]Boulder-to-Denver-Skate-TrekSkated 30 miles between Boulder and Denver from sunrise to sunset. Hands down one of the best hours of my life was my final ride through Denver’s downtown streets to my final destination.[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Walk Golden Gate Park to Golden Gate Bridge for Sunset (California, USA)” open=”no”]walk golden gateEvery now and again, one needs a long stroll and a sunset to clear the mind. On this particular day, I woke up restless. I’d recently moved to San Francisco and wasn’t yet feeling quite at home. I was dreaming of visiting unfamiliar countries, and feeling frustrated with myself for not making such an amazing city feel like home. And so, in an attempt to shake things up, I decided to take the day to walk from my apartment in the Inner Sunset, across Golden Gate Park to the Presidio, across the Golden Gate Bridge, and finally, to the view point across the bay where one of the most beautiful city-scape sunsets on the globe can be found.[/fusion_toggle][/fusion_accordion][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container][fusion_builder_container background_color=”” background_image=”” background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding_top=”70″ padding_bottom=”70″ padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” menu_anchor=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fusion_text]

AS SEEN ON + FACTS & FIGURES

[/fusion_text][fusion_text]As-Seen-On-Lauren-Rains[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fusion_counters_box columns=”4″ color=”#0a0a0a” title_size=”Slow and Steady Wins The Race ” icon_size=”” icon_top=”” body_color=”#0a0a0a” body_size=”20px” border_color=”” animation_offset=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_counter_box value=”191″ delimiter=”” unit=”” unit_pos=”prefix” icon=”” direction=”up”]Miles So Far[/fusion_counter_box][fusion_counter_box value=”6″ delimiter=”” unit=”” unit_pos=”suffix” icon=”” direction=”up”]Microadventures[/fusion_counter_box][fusion_counter_box value=”3″ delimiter=”” unit=”” 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id=””][fusion_text]Kayak-Lake-Atitlan--Microadventure[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_3″ last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]Sup-The-Rockies[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_3″ last=”no” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ 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