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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...
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?

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....