Morning on Dartmoor, November 2020 For many, the first of January is a day of reflection, anticipation, planning, and taking stock. For runners, and athletes of all kinds, it can be a day to start a new logbook, make a race schedule, set goals, or reshape a training plan. In our different ways, we try … Continue reading Interval
Our Climate Marathon
On Sunday, 4 October, more than 200 people (at last count) will be starting out on foot for a shared adventure -- the 2020 Climate Marathon. From our homes on six continents, in different climates and in different seasons, we are coming together to walk and run 26 miles each week throughout the month -- … Continue reading Our Climate Marathon
Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy, Book I; part 7 The light becomes the afternoon, and we are still snugly swaddled in the chrysaline furze of late September's gloaming-fall—the month always ever perched at the end of one thing and the start of something else, dappled first in flecks of stil de grain and draped in ever … Continue reading Emergent
Bodies and Terrain
This has been a busy year for me -- busy with keeping up with the 400,000 vertical foot challenge (130,000 as of this afternoon!) -- busy with a semester full of new classes, creative curriculum conversations, writing of all sorts -- busy with family adventures -- and busy finishing up EMT, WFR, and WEMT certifications. … Continue reading Bodies and Terrain
“Running In the Age of Climate Change” — Article
I'm super stoked to be featured in the new story, "Running in the Age of Climate Change" by Rhiannon Russell in the November/December issue of Candian Running Magazine. The article (not yet on Canadian Running's website, but shown below) highlights the ways that a number of runners engage climate change on a range of levels. … Continue reading “Running In the Age of Climate Change” — Article
Climate Run Vermont is only 6 weeks away!! As I've been ramping up training and preparing for the ride & run, people have asked me, "why did you decide to run in Vermont?" and "what does Vermont have to do with climate change?" There are 2 kinds of answers. Looking north along the Long Trail … Continue reading res•il•ience
I'm teaching an environmental philosophy senior seminar at Sterling College this semester titled Posthumanism. The premise of the course is to think about how it might change our relationship with both one another and with the non-human world if we reframed our perspective to no longer see humans at the center of the world. We begin … Continue reading philosophy
With the transition from the spring to summer semesters here at Sterling College, the trails have dried out, the sun rises earlier, and it's been easier to find a few more hours in the week to focus on training. The Sterling running team has started 5:00 am summer practices three times each week, which has helped … Continue reading Goals
Ecology and Teaching at SXSW!!
I'm looking forward to setting off for Austin, Texas on Sunday for a week of SXSWedu talks, meetings, and conversation....not to mention the predicted 75-degree temps! I'll be giving one of the Future 20 talks at 11:30 on Thursday, March 9th about Ecology as a Model for Teaching. Here's the presentation description: Grounded in a pedagogy … Continue reading Ecology and Teaching at SXSW!!
Hold fast your hope
For our second class meeting in Sterling's introductory A Sense of Place course, we read the introduction to Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, in which she writes: The thing about a crisis this big, this all-encompassing, is that it changes everything. It changes what we can do, what we can hope for, … Continue reading Hold fast your hope