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A Light for the Dark

A Light for the Dark

I can still remember the first time I saw a headlamp. I was twelve years old, my dad and I were headed up to Treasure Mountain Scout Camp for a Youth Leadership Program called Cedar Badge. We stopped at a gear shop in Driggs, Idaho called Yostmark. They had a couple...
Long Run Favorites – Summer 2020

Long Run Favorites – Summer 2020

As the northern hemisphere slides into summer, I thought it might be helpful to share what I am using during my long runs. It is interesting to me to find that I trend to a very similar kit for local long runs essentially every time. This will very somewhat if the...
Motivation

Motivation

In these trying times, when many of us are limited with how we express our physical self, I see an opportunity to discover the core of motivation. Why do you practice the craft of moving in the mountains or running trails?

Multi-day Nutrition Tips

Multi-day Nutrition Tips

Over the last couple of years I have been doing more running adventures that take multiple days. It has been a difficult learning curve as I have experimented with various strategies for equipment and fueling. Last year the crew at GU Energy Labs worked very closely...

The farce that is balance

More than a decade ago I titled a blog, “the challenge of balance”. I thought, at that time, that it was just a phase that made life so difficult to find equilibrium between work, family, recreation, and personal time. I had this utopian view that at some...