So, basically an expectation we place upon ourselves to be better than our current self. We give it a hard deadline, we put it all on the line for a calculated yet ultimately arbitrary guess. We get lost in the abyss of future potential. Please don't misunderstand, I thrive on goals. I thrive and … Continue reading Goal: noun, the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.
Mission: Trans Atlas Marathon 6 Days 285 km (175 miles) 14000+meters of UP
Megan the “friend in common” with the TAM, arrived. A seasoned performer in the art of stage racing and the only other American comrade for the duration of this exploit. As we journeyed to the starting village of this endeavour we were joined by 33 other foreigners and 25 or so Moroccans. In this race, … Continue reading Massi Mushki Maroc (part 2)
I strive to be a clean eater and packed accordingly. When your coach tells you to pack some junk food, pack it. We were required to carry at least 1500 calories of food with for each stage. So I packed my fruit puree and oatmeal squeeze tubes, my peanut butter and dried fruit granola bars, … Continue reading Massi Mushki Maroc (part 3)
Learning from my first 120 mile race. It is a really, really, really, long way! A light mist in the air, a nip of cold, our hearts racing with anticipation, this was it, the beginning of what was about to be a very long weekend. A slow but steady cadence took us into the first … Continue reading “Are you done now, can you learn to knit or maybe do something less destructive to your body?” -mom
She doesn’t have an email address, she doesn’t have an answering machine, she doesn’t have a cell phone. Why? She would tell you that she doesn’t have time for such things. You are more likely to get in touch with her by hiking halfway up to Camp Muir on Mt. Rainier than any modern technological … Continue reading The Lady of the Mountain
HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF TRAIL RUNNING MENTORSHIP RUN FOR YOURSELF.
Another tasty morsel of life. Written for Verticulture. IN THE MIND OF A 50-MILE TRAIL RACE CHAMP
If you were being reviewed on Yelp, how many stars would you have? We look back at our lives and remember our accomplishments. The peaks you summit, the races you win, the upward mobility in your job. It is rare that you look back at the many human encounters you have in life and reflect … Continue reading a Life of Stars
110 km, 32deg Celsius, 6 days, 1 pair of running shorts Here is a little story I put together from my winter trip in search of sunny running: Trail Huntin'