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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...
Mother’s Day Ode to my Partner

Mother’s Day Ode to my Partner

This photo could speak volumes for me. The amazing woman in this picture is Tanae Nelson, and we got married almost 16 years ago. In those nearly 16 years we have had crazy adventures to South America and Europe. We spent countless nights sleeping on the ground, in...

Everyday Kit

I run nearly every day. This gives me ample opportunity to dial in what works and what doesn’t. Here are the things use just about every time I go for a run: These days I am running in one of two pairs of LaSportiva shoes for daily runs, the Lycan or the Akasha....

Jaybird Earth day Video

I am fortunate to work with amazing companies. Often this relationship is referred to as sponsorship, but I do not think that is an accurate depiction of what we have in place. Sponsorship is too one sided. The companies I work with are my business partners. They...

Lessons in Gratitude 

I wrote a little about gratitude and a fastest known time in the high Uintahs. Check it here: https://www.patagonia.com/blog/2017/09/lessons-in-gratitude/
Chasing Big Wray

Chasing Big Wray

It was October, an overcast morning, and I was running as hard as I could up the Valve House trail. I was chasing one runner, Big Wray Landon. Another couple of runners were hot on my heels, but Wray just kept pulling further and further ahead until I lost sight of...