ASJ publisher and mother of three shares her challenges of  juggling it all while staying active and getting fit

By Cathy Claesson

Outdoor sports and a healthy lifestyle are at the core of Adventure Sports Journal, and as the co-founder and publisher of this publication it is a part of my daily routine to participate in such activities … or at least that is what you might think.

The truth is morning paddles, long hikes, afternoon rides and Sierra climbs seem like a lifetime ago. Strong legs, sun kissed skin, buff shoulders, and tight abs — well those no longer exist … at least not on me.

My husband Matt and I came up with the idea for ASJ after a long, arduous and spiritually fulfilling climbing trip in the Sierra. I was a second grade teacher and Matt a self-employed arborist. We were newlyweds with the time …