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.
I tried to escape the fog that has shrouded my brain since Nolan’s and write a few thoughts about the hardest things I’ve ever done. You can find them here: https://www.uphillathlete.com/nolans-14-record/
Day 7/12: I tried several times to get a picture of today's favorite, but I failed. So instead of showing my Jaybird freedom earbuds, here is a nice picture of running in the desert. I regularly listen to music when I am training, wireless earbuds that stay in place...
Day 6/12: spending long days in mountains requires some good eyewear. Zeal Optics function perfectly, are made from materials that are kind to the planet, and they look dang good too! Right now my favorite pair of sunnies is probably the Ace. They are amazing...
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