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The Raven

I pulled myself over the rocky crest, and crumpled on to a rocky out cropping tears filling my eyes. It was a raw, desperate moment, it had been building for months, maybe even years and now it was here. I could no longer push it in the corner or hide it under the...
Relative Silence

Relative Silence

Most of my best thinking happens while I am out running. This morning, as random thoughts came and went, I recognized that I had been pretty quiet here and on social media for quite some time. I let the thought linger, and went to work questioning why. There was not...
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?