(scroll down for the list) I love the outdoors. Running, hiking, climbing, sitting by the fire while there’s an ocean of stars above me. Being outside is… Read more “Something to Get Us Outdoorsy People Through Being Stuck Indoors During Those Crazy Times.”
Charles R. “Butch” Farabee Big Walls, Swift Waters takes you on search and rescue missions in one of the most beautiful places on earth, with some of… Read more “Big Walls, Swift Waters | Book Recommendation”
I used to be scared of dark. I still am, sometimes. I used to hate running. I still do, sometimes. Does this imply I might have a… Read more “Night-Time : Run-time”
It was one magical morning in Point Reyes. As the sky got lighter and the morning fog started to rise, the birds sung the most beautiful songs and the world slowly woke up into another beautiful day…
In the evening, as I was trying to confirm the location of our planned camping spot, a white van drove past us. Then, as I was driving… Read more “Cannon Beach”
DISCLAIMER:I’ve worked aid stations for that company for quite some time now and met what are now thousands of runners. John in the following story is a… Read more “Dear John, Don’t Be A Sexist. | Ultramarathon Stories”
In Washington state, there’s a place called Cape Flattery. To get to it, one has to drive on roads that look like if they didn’t go anywhere, and then hike a little ways down the coast.
It’s the land of the Makah Nation, and it’s one of the places filled with old wisdom and wonder.
When I was walking down to the cliffs, I was surrounded by the quiet hum of the old trees. Then, one of them simply captivated me – it was a tree broken and bent under the weight of years, but filled with wisdom and strength. I couldn’t explain it otherwise.
I spent more time with my hand pressed against its scarred bark, listening, than I did down by the coast watching the ocean. It was a very strange moment in which time felt like if it had a whole new dimension.
The tree has been there long before I was born, and will be there long after I die, and something about it just made me feel very… there’s really not a word that could describe it.
Brendan Leonard “Even if you’ve never considered the absurdity of sleeping on the ground in a place where bears live, pooping in a bag on a glacier,… Read more “Bears Don’t Care about Your Problems | Book Recommendation”
On YouTube, there are many videos with titles like “I went vegan for a week, here’s what happened” and “I exercised each day for a month, here’s… Read more “5 Things that Changed when I Started Running”
Christopher McDougall The Denver Post called it “a tale so mind-blowing as to be the stuff of legend.” Amy Burfoot of Runnersworld.com said it was “one of… Read more “Born to Run | Book Recommendation”