100 Laps

This is a guest post by my good friend, Matt Brubaker. Matt is also taking part in the PA Triple Crown of Trail Running which culminates with this weekend’s Eastern States 100. In this post, Matt provides some insight into the why of covering these distances on foot. Enjoy…      100 Laps     […]


Because our bodies are designed to move. Because we were made to feel the wind and be amazed by the expanse of the world. Because the sound of gravel underfoot signals thoughts of the distance traveled. Because our lives are built on the foundation of our experiences, those we are proud of and those we […]

Blisters, Beards and Ben & Jerry’s

This post is a slightly edited version of a speech I gave at an Appalachian Trail Conference event a few years back. I thought it was fitting to share it here.  When I was a little kid I loved being outside. I loved climbing trees and running around on any little path, in even the smallest […]

This Light

What is it about the sunrise? How is it that something that happens with such frequency still holds us spellbound. Still forces us to respect the day and know that whatever it brings is bigger than us. As the slim sliver of sunlight edges over the horizon, on it is carried thoughts of things to […]