Today was not a day of excitement. Or positive pre-race jitters. Or about willingly and enthusiastically exploring the things on the edge of what I can do. From the first sound of the alarm, the morning was filled with the standard pre-race routine, eating food, dressing in the clothes I methodically prepared the night before. […]
It was an unknown number so I didn’t answer it. We were ripping along the turnpike talking about running, upcoming trips and debating if we’d rather run in flip flops or burlap running shorts. Then my phone rang again. Steve said we should probably answer it. Maybe it’s Jimmy, he said. It was Tucker, another […]
I breathe deeply. I scan my body from the ground up. Wiggling my toes slightly inside my shoes, shaking out my fingers and waving my arms. The chilly air feels cold against my neck, my lower legs, my face. I breathe deeply. My chest rises as the cool air passes through my nose and slips […]
Do this. Not in a minute not tomorrow, right now. Find out exactly what time the sun rises wherever you happen to be. Wherever you call home. Go ahead, this can wait. I’ve been thinking a lot about movement. More specifically as it relates to how we see the space we are moving through. Probably […]
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So there is a bit of a time warp. Time is used solely to define distance. Minutes are transferred into miles, and those miles used only to symbolize the space between the things needed to survive. Sustenance. And pizza. Ok, and candy. You leave the aid station and slog up the trail. Movement that would […]
I wanted to share this link here for all who are interested in contributing. Nate is the toughest little dude I know. I have thought about and have been encouraged by him and his parents, Scott and Danielle, more times than I can count. The way they each have lived with literally the most difficult […]