Of Mountains and Mats: A Weekend at Wanderlust

Let’s try something. Just for a moment, picture your solace - the place you feel the most at peace. What does it look like? When I think of mine, it often features a faraway place, a trail, and perhaps some gentle clouds flitting across distant snow-covered mountains. Most often, it also features solitude. It was... Continue Reading →

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In Training: Woes of a Commitaphobe

When signing up for October’s ultramarathon, I quickly realized I had no idea how to train for such a thing. To attempt setting the stage for success, I signed myself up for a number of smaller races and challenges to help get me there. As part of this mini-goal series, this past weekend I participated... Continue Reading →

The Desert and The Dharma Bums

While meandering through the southwest United States last spring, I drove off from a lookout in awe of (once again) middle-of-nowhere-Utah’s raw and utter beauty. Distracted by the landscape, my bag of beloved belongings remained, abandoned at the side of the road. The item itself was $11.00 from Mountain Equipment Coop - I wasn’t overly... Continue Reading →

Good Intentions

Last night I attended my first yoga class after a long and heartfelt absence. After moving through a couple of postures, it didn’t take much to notice that both the physical and mental strength I had built by attending regular classes had dissipated - much like the breath of those long restorative exhales. Early on... Continue Reading →

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