Tag: Mammoth March

Michael Mitreuter – Turning the Tables

Back in July, I sat down with Michael Mitreuter, co-founder and managing partner of MammothMarch to talk about his long-distance endurance hiking series.  At that time, I had just signed up to participate in the MammothMarch – New Jersey event.  I was fascinated by the entire concept of a long-distance hiking event, so I wanted to learn more about the inspiration behind starting the series.

The staff of MammothMarch got in me in touch with the man at the top and we scheduled the show.

I felt an immediate connection with Michael and was very comfortable talking to him.

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One Foot in Front of the Other

Again, those are the things that draw me toward hiking, the life metaphors.

In life, sometimes we will walk alone, other times we will walk with others.  We will have uphill climbs and we will have some downhill slopes.  Sometimes our path with be a little rough and other times it is going to be smooth and flat.  We may get some sunshine; we may get clouds and rain.  Sometimes we are going to have to navigate through the dark.   There will be times where we can pick up the pace and make good time and there are going to other times that we must slow down and carefully watch where we are stepping in order to not trip or lose our balance.  There are going to be times when we feel tired and weak and times when we are strong and vibrant.  We need to recognize when we need to take a break and when to push through.  But regardless of what our path throws at us, we just have to keep putting one foot in front of the other and keep moving forward.

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We moved for a month, then stopped again

When my mommy and daddy were volunteering at the bird place in Wisconsin, me and daddy would get up early and walk on some of the really neat trails around where we were staying.  Then on some days, me and mommy and daddy would go for another walk in the afternoon when they were done volunteering!  Those days were the best days!

I loved getting to see all my friends that mommy and daddy volunteer with too.  They all love me.  Phil and Shar, John and Karen, Tom and Theresa, Gary and Jan, Eric and Jen, Jeff and Susan, Dennis and Debbie, Orien, and then I met John and Vicki too.  Then in the second week of the project, I was surprised when I saw Mike and Terri walking past our house on wheels!  I was so excited to see Mike that I almost pulled my daddy over just to get to him so that he could pet me!  Mike is a really good petter!  He hits all the right spots!  Terri is a really good petter too!  That made my day when I saw Mike and Terri.

After we left the bird place, we were heading back to Pennsylvania, but we were going to take the long way there.  We went back through the Michigan Upper Peninsula, just like when we went out to the bird place.  Our first night we stayed on a farm and they had nice trails there.  Me and mommy and daddy took a nice hike there.

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We’ve been in Pennsylvania for a Longtime

After Knoebel’s, we went to Stephie and Eric’s house for a little over a week.  That was fun too.  Eric put in 30-amp service just for me!  That way I could stay cool in the air conditioning on the days that it got really hot.  And let me tell you, it got really hot on some of those days!  Daddy and I would have to get up at like 5 o’clock in the morning so that we could get our walks in before it was too hot.  We went on some long walks too.  One day, we walked over eight miles.  Daddy was tired, but I could have kept walking.  Me and daddy are training to do the Mammoth March in New Jersey on October 2.  That’s a 20=mile hike that we have to do in eight hours.  Rebecca is going to meet us there and hike with us.  Mommy is volunteering and helping the organizers run the event.  I’m so excited about that.  Sometimes I really have to stay on daddy to keep up our training.  He’ll want to sleep in, but I’m right there to nudge him with my cold nose so that he gets his last butt out of bed and we can train for the Mammoth March.

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Michael Mitreuter – Mammoth March

In today’s hectic world full of (digital) distraction, information overload and daily routine, we are looking for ways to slow down and recharge – our bodies, minds and souls.

At the same time, we must get out of our comfort zone and push our boundaries to become a better version of ourselves as well as to help reverse the decline in the environmental health of our planet.

MammothMarch is a one-of-a-kind adventure that gives you the opportunity to do all of the above.

Unplug. Recharge.

Reach your limits. Push them.

Are you ready for the challenge of a lifetime? Let’s get there together. Step by step.

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