Rules of Training Like a Dirtbag

For the last 45 days, my life has revolved around running, eating, driving and sleeping, in that order. This CROSS COUNTRY TOUR is not the first for me, but I have still learned a few valuable lessons about traveling and training on the road. Believe it or not, having no real commitments and all the…

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Don’t Forget Ice; #trucklife Lessons

In my 32.5 years on this spinning planet I have learned a lot. Most recently I was reminded that not everything goes as planned. One of the strengths I put down on a resume is that I am flexible. Physically I’m not actually that flexible but metaphysically I could be in Cirque du Soleil. Almost…

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Sounds of Trees

It’s 80 degrees in the shade. The air feels like a hand dryer at a rest stop on the interstate minus the annoying hum. The dry scent of sagebrush and what I learn are Jeffery pine trees come in and out.  Five seconds after taking a sip of water my mouth is bone dry, like…

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“We are Here on Earth to Fart Around”

The Cedar Mesa of Utah contains one of the largest concentration of Anasazi ruins in the Southeast United States.  Cedar Mesa had repeated occupation and abandonment periods, the first of which as early as BC1500.  Through pottery, art, habitation sites and the granaries pictured above researchers have been able to date back thousands of years…

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