A few years ago I was running a lot. I had a coach and a full racing schedule for 2016: two 50 mile races and a 100 miler to end the year. It was ambitious, and I was in it for all the wrong reasons. With the exception of an unplanned 50k personal best in […]Read More Slaying dragons
Saying “YES!” to opportunity means sometimes having to throw more logical or rational judgement out the window in the name of adventure, but sometimes it’s merely carving out moments in your day for new experiences in your life. It means eating questionably potent LSD while paddling the Shenandoah River, and eating at almost every deli […]Read More Saying “YES!” to opportunity (aka Just Eat the Acid)
Hiking for 5 months was a dream come true. Especially at 41 years old. I found out pretty quickly that I was in a smaller-represented age demographic on trail. I felt like there were two major age groups: those who were 18-30, and those who were 60+. In the former, I felt like there was […]Read More Spaceteam!
I kind of gave you a hard and fast introduction to myself with my last post. I find it somewhat difficult to put myself into certain boxes, but sometimes it helps when you can categorize yourself as X, Y, or Z. It gives you an identifier that allows others to connect to you. Having anxiety […]Read More There are two types of hikers…Part 2
June 8, 2018. I was standing on the side of the trail, not having even gone a mile yet, and I was completely pantsless. Or shorts-less, rather. I made a half-ass attempt to look for other hikers before I began to wash my shorts out with my Dr. Bronner’s. At that point, I had a […]Read More There are two types of hikers…Part 1