(km 50-90) My head is in a daze. It is overcast this morning as Rikki dropped me off at the foot passenger entrance to the ferry. I thanked her for the lift, grabbed my gear, and we parted ways. My face hurt. The road rash had now set in. 20 hours ago I was mid way through an adventure race when I went over my … Continue reading Sunshine Coast Trail
Do you even run Bro? I used to. I used to run alot. Half marathons mainly. Those were my jam. I spent alot of time logging kms. And then I stopped. I’m not sure why. I had a child, and maybe my mindset shifted after that. I was busy trying to juggle poor sleep, a family life, and a career and figured being tired all … Continue reading Diary of a tired man
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
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
So I’m not sure if this is a thing or not. But a week and a half ago, while trail running, I tripped and rolled over my ankle. Badly. Bloody Hell. Nothing more inconvenient than a rolled ankle while marathon training right? I laid there like a sorry mess for a moment. Assessing the damage. It didn’t “feel” broken. And we were pretty far from … Continue reading Running through an injury?
Well this one’s all about running. Since starting this Forty on forty project, it’s basically all I’m doing. Wake run. Work run. Run run. Pushing towards the ultimate goal of running a full marathon on my 40th birthday. Eek. When did that sneak up? I am about half through training and am now 2 months away from race day. It’s wild the amount of dedication … Continue reading About Running.
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?