CHALLENGE OF BALANCEStories of Luke Nelson: ultra runner, husband, father, and physician assistant
Photo Credit: Kelvin Trautman
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 three amazing kids, Brynlee, Chloe, and Anders; 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.
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...read more
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...read more
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 in the...read more
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