I asked a handful of elite runners in the Pacific Northwest why they run. In doing so, I discovered that while I may not intentionally seek out a connection with others through running, the sport may have its own agenda.
How can we succeed in the coming year with our intentions, objectives, and specific endeavors? Better yet, how can we make changes that will improve our lives over the long term?
It's grey, cold, and dumping buckets outside. I've been in a car for six hours listening to the strum thwack of wipers, squinting to determine if I'm staying between the striped lines, and white-knuckling the steering wheel driving to Marin, CA.
I believe I am meant to run through mountains, ride across desert dirt roads, immerse myself in the sea, explore less traveled paths, and actively engage in Nature. While on that journey maybe I can put a few sentences together that move others to pursue something similar, or better yet, to discover for themselves what they're meant to be.
It has taken years for my stubborn mentality to recognize the following: a plan without some form of consistent accountability is wasteful. This past January, I completed my first 50K trail race. For three years I attempted to complete an…
I’m currently sitting in a dark, though not seedy, bar on Broadway in Tucson, AZ. In front of me on the heavy, wood slab table is my notebook, pen and pint of a tapped and locally brewed Mexican amber beer.…
Running makes us better. I was tempted to write nothing further. A simple sentence sums up why we should run.
In the last two issues I explored the intrinsic factors that drive us towards running. A theme that filtered to the top was simply the innate need to move our bodies, and the necessity of movement that makes us feel…
At one time or another, most running publications address the question, “why we run.”
Fear keeps us planted. Fear keeps us is constant motion. It is both quicksand and the burning coals beneath our feet.