Den längsta resan är resan inåt.
I talked about Climate Run: Iceland this morning with about thirty middle school students at the Albany Community School here in Vermont. Among the questions they asked during and after my slideshow was “what was your favorite part?”
I had just answered another question — “was it fun?” — by saying that overall the whole experience was life changing, incredible, and, occasionally even fun. Lots of the actual experience running was not what I’d call fun (…maybe Type II Fun). So it was harder still to come up with one favorite part.
This was the first time I’d been asked that, so I thought for a second before answering.
“This right here. Talking with all of you.”
Right now, my greatest adventure is sharing the story of Climate Run: Iceland and having many profound, moving, and motivating conversations about climate change, resilience, endurance, and vulnerability. I’m excited to keep up the momentum this message has begun.
All that said, though, I have been training hard all fall and winter–with the help of my coach, Jack Pilla–getting ready for a lot of terrific events over the coming year, but here are four of my standout distance races for 2016:
24 Hours of Bolton ski mountaineering race (approx. 80-100k ascent & descent).
Note: This race is a fundraiser for Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sport. Please visit my giving page if you’re interested in helping out.
Traprock 50 km trail race
Cayuga Trails 50 mile race
Leadville Trail 100 Run
…and Climate Run 2017? I’ve whittled it down to a short list. Stay tuned! 🙂