19 miles. 5000 feet of gain. Some of the most beautiful terrain in Washington. Love it.Read more "Running The Enchantments"
Wildness has always intrigued me. I love learning about and practicing some of the skills that humans have used to survive for hundreds of thousands (or millions) of years. I love trying to connect with what it means to be a wild human animal. Which is one of the reasons I am so excited about […]Read more "Hunter Gatherer Training Video"
Majestic Oak trees were scattered across the rolling hills of dry grass around us. The marine layer was burning off and the morning sun was greeting us as we finished breakfast and lounged around camp. After some frisbee, a game of whiffle ball developed quickly as more people wanted to join the fun. There were […]Read more "Born To Run Ultras 2013"
I sat slumped over in a camp chair by the fire. It was dark and cold in those mountains in the wee hours of the night. I was tired, delirious, and defeated. I was at mile 68 of the Bear 100. As we neared the aid station I told Sweeney, my pacer, that I was […]Read more "The Bear 100: A 100 mile vision quest in Luna Sandals"
I awoke to pine cones pelting the ground around me. Every thirty seconds or so I would here the thwap of a pine cone (Doug Fir cone actually) hitting Yitka’s tent or our car parked just behind me. I was laying in my sleeping bag looking up at the tree tops in the early morning […]Read more "Angels Staircase 60k"
I’m finally healed up from the hernia surgery that I had at the end of April. I’ve been running for the past three weeks or so. It feels so good to be active again. I had 6-7 weeks of no physical activity which was hard. I thrive on being physical. I didn’t notice my mood […]Read more "I see mountains in the distance…"
The orange and red Madronas contrasted sharply with the dark green evergreens, all clinging to a steep rocky slope spilling into the sea. Our ferry had just left Lopez Island and was rounding the northern point of the island on our way to Orcas Island. The four of us lounged in the cushy seats of […]Read more "Orcas Island 50k 2012"