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CHALLENGE OF BALANCE

Stories of Luke Nelson: ultra runner, husband, father, and physician assistant

Photo Credit: Steven Gnam

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I have an incredible talent for biting off more than I can chew, hence the current status of my life.

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Photo Credit: Steven Gnam

My entire life I have been drawn to the mountains. Over the years I have found many different ways to enjoy wild places.  Trail running is the method that I have found the most appealing to me as a way to explore the world and to challenge my body.

I have an incredible talent for biting off more than I can chew, hence the current status of my life: Husband to a stunningly beautiful woman, Tanae; father to two amazing girls; 6 year old Brynlee and 3 year old Chloë; Professional Trail and Ultramarathon runner, and a Physician Assistant. All of this rolls in to a complicated challenge of balancing all the aspects in my life while maintaining my sanity…but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

This site is a place where I intend on documenting my journey and the struggle it is of maintaining balance in a life that requires so much. I hope you enjoy your time here and if you would like to see or hear more, or something specific don’t hesitate to contact me.

Luke

My Adventures

Day 7/12: My Favorite Things

Day 7/12: I tried several times to get a picture of today’s favorite, but I failed. So instead of showing my Jaybird freedom earbuds, here is a nice picture of running in the desert. I regularly listen to music when I am training, wireless earbuds that stay in...

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Day 6 of 12: My Favorite Things

Day 6/12: spending long days in mountains requires some good eyewear. Zeal Optics function perfectly, are made from materials that are kind to the planet, and they look dang good too! Right now my favorite pair of sunnies is probably the Ace. They are amazing...

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Day 5 of 12: My Favorite Things

Day 5/12: in the last few years Yeti coolers, bottles, and tumblers have been along for every road trip, and most of my adventures. I am in awe at their capabilities and ability to stay cold for extended periods of time. The coolers are amazing. Nearly indestructible...

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Days 2-3 of 12- My Favorite Things

Oops, I missed posting yesterday. Day 2/12 I mentioned my appreciation for Black Diamond Headlamps. I often run early in the morning or late at night and these lights are critical. I have a bit of a quiver that I use. The specific light depends a little on what or...

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Day 1 of 12 of My Favorite Things

Day 1/12- Running really doesn’t require much, but it really helps to have good shoes. My go to shoe for day to day training is the @lasportivana Helios SR. I have worn this shoe to run and race all over the world and it is one of my favorite things for getting...

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