I've had a funny relationship with REI over the years. At times it's felt like a magical place, a toy store full of ideas and inspiration. But at other times, it's felt like a mockery of the reality of my life.
With over-eager muscle memory, running too-far, too-fast is easy. But new priorities help me slowing down
The whole idea is, we don’t need fancy and expensive things to enjoy the outdoors.
I went for my annual jog today. It felt great to hurt. To burn. And then I stopped, and it didn't feel great anymore.
Could I create an entire ultra-light backpacking setup, all from IKEA products, for under $100? Backpack, shelter, sleeping-system... and as much of the extras as possible... maybe not shoes, but... maybe! I've had this odd notion ever since reading "Beyond Backpacking: Ray Jardine's Guide to Lightweight Hiking" and more recently Mike Clelland's "Ultralight Backpackin' Tips. …
from survival swimming to my first 1.2 mile open water race
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It was always a challenge transitioning back to everyday life, returning to the unanswered, sorting through the unnecessary, holding onto that sense of community as we went our own ways.
what happens under the stars at 10 years old can last a lifetime
My life has been all filled up with books, but only a surprising few have been as all-consuming, enjoyable, and emotion-wrenching as Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove. But there are a lot of reasons I might never have read it, were it not for a coworker's bothered insistence: It looks like a grocery store paperback It …