So when you’re not a dirtbag. You don’t live in a van. You don’t eat fine dining from the local shell gas station, or take “gentlemen’s baths” in public bathrooms, but you respect the life and the free spirit approach to spending your time climbing, what are you? Dirtbag Adjacent? I respect the culture, and truthfully, I wouldn’t be hard pressed to dive in to … Continue reading Dirtbag Adjacent
Well. It is that time. Maybe serendipitous the changing of summer to autumn on the horizon. My work has made a change of my job as well. Renewal and rebirth on my mind. Heading into the last quarter of the year, I still have some outstanding projects left to complete. Some races, some personal challenges. All of importance to me. At least one in person … Continue reading Time for a change
The Idea It started with an idea, a challenge really. May 20 2021 was the mark of many things. It was a Thursday, it was Covid 19 pandemic day # 400+ whatever, and also my 40th birthday. I had decided back in January to mark my fortieth birthday with something different. Due to the pandemic there was no big 40th bash to be had, no … Continue reading The Forty on Forty Project
I’m pumped (and well maybe a little reluctant) for my new project. Forty on forty. The concept is simple. I’m turning 40 this May, and I thought what better way to celebrate than to run a marathon. A marathon you say. That’s not so bad, people run them all the time. In fact I’m sure some of you reading this are thinking, I just ran … Continue reading Forty on forty
Do you plan out your years adventure objectives down to the fine details? Or just go where the wind takes you? I find myself somewhere in the middle. I have my agenda if you will. My big ticket items squared away. The ones that require some forethought. The ones that are multiple days, or hella logistics. The one I end up cashing in Alpine chips … Continue reading And what about objectives.
How do I find myself getting back here. I stopped running a few years ago after some continuous injuries kept sidelining me and I realized I needed a break. Time to regroup and assess if I wanted to keep doing this at all. Hip issues that nag every time I would go running. Exhausted from the need to constantly train. Combined with an overly busy … Continue reading The way back into running
The snow geese fly over head. I have come accustomed to this now. They settle near my new home this time of year. I guess this is my new normality. Things to know about this time of year. And…Wow what a year it has been. Covid has been a bit of a thing. I know. Let’s digress. Ugh. This year held some amazing highs and … Continue reading 2020 Rear view mirror
Well we’re certainly living in a new realm. Trying to figure out how to get motivated and stay active is a challenge for most these days. No different for me. I’ve always been someone who needs a goal to work towards to stay motivated. So signing up for races would push me to train, and so on. Now, with the current state of things, all … Continue reading Let’s run… virtually?
(km 0 -50) Like many other folks this year, I had been struggling with what to do with my vacation time. No where south of the border to go, no exotic places to get whisked off to. I had my eyes set on staying in BC. Specifically the Sunshine Coast Trail. This trail in its entirety spans 180km between Sarah Point and Saltery Bay. I … Continue reading Sunshine Coast Trail
You find yourself with only days left of work. Hours really. You suddenly realize that the slow process begins. It almost creeps up on you. The transition between work life “you” and adventure “you”. The shedding of skin. We’ve all been there. The peeling off of workplace responsibility, the digging out of gear. Bedrooms, or home offices being monopolized by our backpacks, tents, and such. … Continue reading The Anticipation of Adventure