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Exercises In Persistence

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Blog | 1 comment

Exercises In Persistence

What is best about our lives -the moments when we are, as we would put it, at our happiest- is both pleasant and deeply unpleasant. Happiness is not a feeling; it is a way of being. Mark Rowlands It’s been a strange winter thus far. Storms with heavy snows, followed by stretches of 70 degree weather. One day I’m running and scrambling shirtless in the Boulder peaks, the next I’m skiing deep powder. My dog has already started shedding her winter coat. On Monday, she’s rolling around in a snowbank to cool off on our run. On Tuesday,...

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The Coastal Challenge

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Blog | 5 comments

The Coastal Challenge

San José I get to San José, late Friday evening, a day before the race. Travel was easy from Denver, with exit rows to stretch the legs, podcasts to occupy the mind, and only a brief layover in Miami. A light breeze and cool air welcome me to Costa Rica. The clement temperatures lead me to falsely believe that I might get lucky with the weather and it not be as hot on the coast as I anticipated. Having been pretty casual in my trip preparation all I know upon arrival is that I need to find the Best Western. I bump into Ian Corless at...

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Amid The Noise And The Haste

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Blog | 6 comments

Amid The Noise And The Haste

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. Max Ehrmann UTMB 2014 //...

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What is a mountain?

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014 in Blog | 17 comments

What is a mountain?

What is a mountain? An obstacle; a transcendence; above all, an effect. Salman...

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Footnotes 5/8-5/18/2014

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in Blog | 8 comments

Footnotes 5/8-5/18/2014

5/8 I got in another stormy evening run, socked in the clouds. Beautiful and atmospheric descent to Salina and then over to Sunset. I spent some time looking at fences for inspiration to build our own later this summer. There are lots of beautiful constructions and the variety isn’t really helping me narrow down an idea for ours, much to Deanne’s dismay. I made my way back up the Switzerland Trail and ran the final miles along Gold Hill road in the dark. 5/9 I got a short run in with Deanne down to Sunset before heading off to Fort...

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