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”
I know what I can do. I can just give up, go back to Czech and pretend this never happened. I can just give up. It would… Read more “I Could Just Give Up.”
We spent the night nearby a river in a canyon deep below the mighty mountain. The ground was covered with moss so thick that using a sleeping… Read more “The Mount Rainier Gardens”
It was the first evening of the long trip. Only half an hour before, we descended the slopes of Mt Shasta back to camp, and I was feeling restless, fed by the mountain’s energy. Something hinted me to return to a turn in the road where we drove earlier that day, and I couldn’t but listen to the whisper.
Following it was more than worth it. When I reached that turn, the sun was just about to start its descent behind the mountain range to the west, and soon, the steep slopes of Black Butte were drowned in the most beautiful colours.
It was, hands down, one of the – or, probably THE – most beautiful sunset I’ve ever witnessed. The colors danced around the short but sharp peak and the air was buzzing with energy. I could feel it on my skin, and I could almost hear it, this hum, this crackle, and tunes of the song only the mountain with the choir of the sunset could sing.
I’ve heard it so many times in the past, and about so many things. “You can’t do that.” Well, guess what. I just did it. It was… Read more “I Just Did It. | My First 35K Race”
We saw Mount Adams for quite some time from different places in Oregon before we finally got this grand view of the mountain during our hike up Mt Rainier. For the entirety of the trip, I wasn’t able to identify it and in the end, I found out its name only after I posted it on Instagram. Thank you random stranger for correcting me!
The mountain was our companion during the times of turmoil when my car broke down in the middle of nowhere in Oregon, and then as we made our way north to Washington. It was almost as saying goodbye to an old friend when we left Mt Rainier and with it the last views of Mount Adams, heading to Olympia.
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It’s week before my first 35k. First time running a race longer than a half marathon. Actually, it’s a little more than 35k – the trail race… Read more “Before My First 35k Race – A Diary Log”
I’ve gone to Mount Tamalpais a couple times already, be it all the way from the ocean in Stinson Beach or from somewhere in Mill Valley with… Read more “Golden Hour on Mt Tam”
Read the intro and the science of the WHY for this one in the previous “Running Diary” post 🙂 Tuesday, 10/15/19 I can’t see a bloody thing.… Read more “Running Diary (Vol. II)”
I think I spat my lungs out. I can’t breathe, all that is happening in my throat is this wheezing sound. My face probably looks like if… Read more “Biofreeze Berkeley – 100% In My Head”