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CHALLENGE OF BALANCE

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

Photo Credit: Steven Gnam

ADVENTURES

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

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About Me

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

Trying to Catch Up – Discrete Cirque Series Snowbird

It is near the end of November and I am barely getting around to updating the website about this race. I jumped in to the Cirque Series race in August as a chance to put in a hard effort, with lots of vertical as a final preparation for Nolan's 14. I knew the race...

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Bear 100 Video

At the end of September I ran the Bear 100. It was only four weeks after completing Nolan's and frankly I was still wrecked. My training had consisted primarily of recovering from the monster effort at the first of the month, and I had only run 18 miles the entire...

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Beyond the breaking point

I tried to escape the fog that has shrouded my brain since Nolan’s and write a few thoughts about the hardest things I’ve ever done. You can find them here: https://www.uphillathlete.com/nolans-14-record/

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