I awoke this morning missing mountains. It seems strange that after a longer outing yesterday that took me up and down nearly 8,000 feet over 100 kilometres of cycling I would miss the mountains, but I think that yesterday’s adventure kindled a sense of self I have missed these past months — the feeling of … Continue reading The dance of self and place
Although I've kept track of my vertical gain while running, hiking, skiing, and climbing for many years now, it has never been my main focus. Until now. As I write about on the VN400K page, the 400,000 vertical foot goal for 2019 represents approximately 0.0001% of the 400 billion tons of glacier ice that are … Continue reading Velocity North 400k Challenge
It's hard to believe that we’re already halfway through the fall semester, snow has fallen every day this week here in northern Vermont, and only now do I feel like I’ve gained enough distance and perspective on the incredible days I spent in the Faroe Islands at the end of July. How fleeting the weeks, … Continue reading Faroes Seven Summits
I am super excited to share that as part of the 2018 Vermont Climate Run, I am fundraising to support three exemplary organizations who continue to lead the way in terms of stewardship, conservation, recreation, and education in our state: The Green Mountain Club The NorthWoods Stewardship Center The Catamount Trail Association Staff, interns, members, … Continue reading Help support stewardship & build resilience in Vermont!
Dragon and I finished up a long training block yesterday with a run back and forth across the Presidential Range in New Hampshire's White Mountains -- earning a 1000 mile badge from Run the Year 2017 and racking up a classic 8-week progression. Never before have I cherished an upward trending graph so much. 🙂 … Continue reading progression
I had planned a long run for yesterday, January 1, to start off the New Year -- and the Climate Run 500-mile Challenge -- on strong footing. Of the 14 or so miles I had planned, I finished just over 6, mostly because despite how stunningly beautiful the alpine scenery along New Hampshire's Franconia Ridge, … Continue reading Goals vs. Expectations
On Wednesday, Jen and I hiked up the Sheep Gulch Trail from near Winfield to Hope Pass, which at 12,600 ft, is the highest point on the Leadville 100 course. Runners cross the pass at mile 44.5 and again at mile 55.5 as they return from the turn-around point at Winfield. The climb and … Continue reading Road to Leadville: Dispatch #4
After only 48 hours, it already feels as though I've been in Colorado for weeks. Although I haven't kept track, I think this is my 12th trip to Colorado as an adult -- and 13th if you add my family's cross-country van trip in the 1970s. Over the years, these mountains have come … Continue reading Road to Leadville: Dispatch #2
Fantastic training run across some of the Franconia Ridge in New Hampshire's White Mountains today!