Running & Reality

I am a runner. Whether I like to admit it, or if my body even shows it, at the end of the day when the laces are untied, the clothes are in the washer, and I'm mixing up something to drink for the sake of recovery...I am a runner. It is who I have always... Continue Reading →

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Seasons & Scenarios

How did this happen? There are so many cliche analogies comparing life to something else that either tangible or intangible within our realm of reality. One of my favorites is comparing life to seasons. Meaning, when you live where I do, life changes like the seasonal weather patterns...by the minute. I tried to prepare myself... Continue Reading →

Humility & Anxiety

The sun is beginning the set, the temperatures beginning to drop. With each step and breath I can begin to see the self-made fog before me. Every corner, straight away, the crunching of fall leaves reminds me to listen to each gentle beat. I am still moving. I am still alive. It was a standard... Continue Reading →

Land of Misfits

The past weekend featured the trifecta of why life is amazing. Throughout middle school, high school, college, post-college, whatever-adult-life-is-called; my mother and I have gone around and around about myself "rebelling against the system". I've pleaded with her over and over that it isn't by some innate desire to rebel against factions systems of society;... Continue Reading →

Like Everyone Else

3200 My watch, glaring back at me after a romp through the woods on any given summer day over the past several months. 3200 calories is what had been burned. In some cases it is how many 'are left' in the day, in other days it is how many my body has consumed. Part of... Continue Reading →

Confessions & Grace

I have a really hard time recognizing how to stop my body from doing something that I will likely regret. This is a horrible combination along with the sport that I have chosen to be a part of; trail running. The entire sport is built around patience. Many runners are locked into their shoes, on the trails of the... Continue Reading →

Popular Kids

  A few weeks ago I found myself in the middle of the mountainous desert with no water, a body that had long given up, and a mind that was full of fear. I tried my best to encapsulate the sensation in a post about running through Bryce Canyon, but outside of the humor within... Continue Reading →

Fears & Failure

When I was younger I frustrated my parents because I never worked with my hands. I didn't create objects, I didn't work on vehicles, and I struggled in shop class. It is easy to pin that on the fact that I was lazy, and I would have much rather sat in front of a computer.... Continue Reading →

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