Arc’teryx Alpha SL Jacket Review

Arc’teryx Alpha SL Jacket Review

A waterproof and windproof hardshell is the heart of my outdoor adventure kit. It is a piece of gear that goes on every single trip from a short day hike on my favorite local mountain to week-long backpacks in remote areas. Over the last year I searched for a new favorite hardshell, and I think I finally found it in the Arc’teryx Alpha SL. Last […]

A Perfect Morning

A Perfect Morning

Trail running doesn’t really agree with my body. My hips, knees, and feet do not align perfectly, and my ankles are inflexible. But, this didn’t stop me from trying out a new way to explore the trails near my home. While I do not run much right now, this is a reflection from a magical morning when for the first time I experienced what my […]

Lessons from Trying to Trail Run

Lessons from Trying to Trail Run

When I tried trail running for the first time a little over a year ago, here are six little tidbits learned the hard way.

Try Something New

Try Something New

Originally published in October 2015. First, let me be honest; for most of my life I hated running. In middle school I dreaded the slogs around the track and the slow laps where I would get winded and wish I was back in the classroom. As a result, I gravitated to athletic pursuits that allowed me to compete against myself or with a small team, […]

Connecting in a Digital World

Connecting in a Digital World

Last year I experienced the potential of technology (used in an intentional manner) to foster meaningful connections between people.

Attempt Number Two

Attempt Number Two

About a year ago I sat here typing a very similar message. A note on my desire to actually share the blog posts I write in my head. During long slogs up our characteristically rocky northwest trails or the hours I commute on the bus my mind is always turning over words and ideas. I am honest with myself; I did not have enough motivation […]

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