Sharlene Jones is allergic to exercise (literally) but because hiking feels like home, fear of what could happen isn't enough to keep her from hitting the trail. Instead, she's developed a familiarity with her body that makes it possible to keep moving forward. It's hard to say what the bigger challenge from the universe was: the exercise-induced anaphylaxis or winning the lottery to hike Mount Whitney after being diagnosed. Either way, Sharlene Jones is not one to back down from a challenge. Featured in this episode: Sharlene Jones Hosted by Gale Straub Sponsored by Merrell Join the She Explores Podcast community on Facebook Visit She-Explores.com In this episode, you'll hear: Why Sharlene loves hiking and other forms of exercise, and why she almost had to give them up What an exercise allergy is and how Sharlene manages the attacks How a service dog has helped Why Sharlene wouldn't let fear keep her from hiking Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in the continental United States How as an ex-pat, hiking feels like home How focusing on "what is", rather than on "what ifs" can help you find joy in a moment and manage chronic health issues Words of advice for others who might have challenges or fears that get in the way of spending time outside Resources Sharlene Jones: Instagram H.E.A.T. Hiking Group About Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis * Woosah Art Episode Landing Page Sponsors and Discount Codes Merrell: Learn more at Merrell.com Episodes air weekly on Wednesdays-- subscribe wherever you listen so you never miss an episode. Music is by Kai Engel, Lee Rosevere, and Meydän using a creative commons attributions license.