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Entries filed under 'Kara Richardson Whitely'

    How I Got Started as a Plus-Size Adventurer

    fileOn the eve of my first Mount Kilimanjaro hike, I started to panic. It was 2007—and while I started my journey to wellness at 360 pounds and had since dropped dozens of pounds—I was still very much a plus-size adventurer. I was afraid I had bitten off more than I could chew. I had been training for months but now, in the day before the massive journey ahead to Africa's highest peak at 19,343 feet, it felt like an insurmountable goal. A fellow hiker, who had conquered Kilimanjaro's summit 2 years ...

    Posted by Kara Richardson Whitely on February 24, 2012 2:50 PM & Tagged Hiking, Kara Richardson Whitely, Kilimanjaro and fitness | permalink | Comments

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