Showing posts from December, 2016

Ten Years Strong

Running can sometimes seem like a chore or a second job. Get up before daybreak each morning and go through the routine: get on gear, wash face, throw hair in hat, eat something light, coffeecoffeecoffe, then hit the road by sun up. To the athlete, though, it's anything but misery. Of course, there may be some tough parts, but those are the parts that we love the most--the challenge, give it to us raw. Activity refreshes our bodies and our minds. To me, it feels more like the calm of the ocean once you find that rhythm. Peaceful waves washing over your being and forgetting what you're even doing out there. Your mind and body in sync, but without thought and you're just catching that wave in some moment of bliss that you can't even remember how you got there. That's what it's like to do what you love.

My racing season is done, complete back in November. It was a good run this year, focusing most of my energy on trail racing and finding a new love for di…


Nothing in life is guaranteed. Therefore, love deeply and strongly. Live with great passion and empathy. Take care of others. Value kindness and friendship above anything else.

For Will. May your soul of music be forever heard by the universe. You will be missed.

He sought the laughter of the stars and left
To us a legacy of loveliness and taught us
That the heart of life is in the interplay
Of mind and friendship shared. The world was his
And limitless. In seeking
He gave more than anything he found.
Beneath a springtime sky, where cactus shyly shows
In flower, and grass defies the sun to bind
The desert in its green embrace,
We leave him, to the everlasting grace
Of wild and untamed things and free
That, for his presence timeless,
There will always be
A touch of joy within this tender place

George C. Whitney