Category Archives: News & Updates

Summer Adventure Staff Training Available

If you are looking for a valuable way to spend your summer transforming your life and helping others transform theirs, then consider joining New Path Adventures in the Colorado Rockies this summer for training and a chance to become part of our wilderness adventure guide team. Take a look at this short informational slideshow, and if you are interested then leave us a message or email us; info@ryglobal.org.

 

Introduction Video: Our Program Is Growing

Join our crew in making a difference in the life of the at-risk youth. We are looking for partners that believe in this ministry and program, and will help us to launch these new initiatives. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact us at:

info@newpathadventures.org

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Management

IMG_3062Any sustained physical activity, if it is to be enjoyed and repeated, must be managed. The honest truth – pain and discomfort are closely associated with most wilderness or outdoor activities that go beyond the family picnic or a stroll in the park.

But there is much to be learned from pain and discomfort, and if managed it actually becomes a positive element of the adventure. What do I mean? Pain can be a positive thing in this adventure called life? Since it is inevitable we might as well learn how to deal with it and let it make us stronger, rather than defeating us and discouraging us.

When I am out for a long run, hours on the trail, or along the roadside, pain almost always decides to join me somewhere along the route. Usually this happens when I am becoming fatigued or late into my run.  If I am cycling, this too usually happens after hours or days of riding.  Rather than letting the pain stop me, I begin a process of re-evaluation, and examination – what is causing this pain and how can it be alleviated?

Pain and discomfort have probably saved my life, if the truth is known. For example; dehydration is a very real danger with endurance sports, hiking, running, cycling etc. and if not corrected or averted it can lead to a very rapid spiral downward, physically, which can lead to serious health concerns and even death. Fortunately like most other issues in our bodies, before becoming critical, dehydration and other issues are brought to our attention through pain and discomfort.

I begin analyzing and reviewing my nutrition on-the-go, my form, the mechanics of my activity, my equipment, hydration, etc. Then I begin to make, the sometimes, small adjustments necessary to relieve the pain, thus allowing me to continue to enjoy and complete the challenge before me.

Life is the same way – pain cannot be avoided, but when it comes, it does not have to rob us of joy, purpose and satisfaction. Recognize it, analyze it, identify it and make the necessary adjustments in your life that will relieve the pain and keep you going with joy and passion in your life.

I have found that applying and living God’s truths of His Word, the Holy Bible, that they give me that standard by which to gauge and adjust my life. It doesn’t guarantee pain-free living and a problem free life, but it does have the answer for turning the pain into something positive and profitable in my life.

Next time you are in pain; reevaluate and make the appropriate adjustments and get back to enjoying this great adventure called life! If you need a standard by which to check your status or state of being, consider the time-tested and trusted truths of the Word of God.

Taking A Giant Step Forward

New Path Adventures is moving forward and growing, and will now be a part of Reach Youth Global. The vision and mission of this 501(c)(3) organization is in perfect harmony with that of New Path Adventures – changing the lives of children and youth from the inside out. We are proud to be a part of what Reach Youth Global (RYG) is doing here in the United States as well as internationally.

The official public launch of RYG will be mid-May, but you can click on this link and go to Reach Youth Global to sign up with your email address to stay informed of news and events through RYG, including what is going on with New Path Adventures.

Go there and sign up and help us celebrate these exciting changes and challenges!

2015 Ride To REACH.RESCUE.RESTORE. (RTR3) Promotional Video

New Path Adventures’ 2015 plans for its annual ride across Texas are quickly falling into place. We have made some logistical changes for this year’s ride which should allow for more riders to participate and experience this incredible adventure, an adventure that will not only change the rider’s life, but the life of an at-risk youth as well.