Five minutes before the race began, I tossed my puffy, fleecy, faux-lambswool jacket over to Katie Bolling with World Bicycle Relief. I was ready to ride, ready to race. I had not only been preparing for this race, I had been teaching clinics on how to do this race. I was prepared. And then, three minutes before the [...]
Boston Dynamics ATLAS robot walking over debris and in a forest. Commentary by Professor Marc Raibert, co-founder of Boston Dynamics Inc. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. I, for one, welcome our new Robot hiking overlords. :-)
Our new information page is up. And complete. World ? North America ? Rockies ? Colorado Trail One of the best hikes in the world Colorado Trail This is a MAJOR long distance adventure like the Pacific Crest Trail. You need do … Continue reading ?
It happens. With magazines touting the newest ultralight tents and sleeping bags shrinking to the size of a small… The post Camping: Don’t Take It Too Seriously appeared first on Just a Colorado Gal.
A “Join Us Tonight” Note from Fatty: Rebecca Rusch — aka “The Queen of Pain” and I are doing a three-part webinar series on Leadville 100 racing strategy. Tonight at 6pm PDT / 9pm EDT, we’ll be talking about How to be a Leadville 100 Course Guru. This webinar will be more than an hour of details, stories, [...]
Whoa...something is cooking this week. It's seeming like everyone I encounter is having a stressful, emotional, or all-around intense week (or two). It's actually been an odd week for me, too. I had a few incredible bursts of clarity and...
Many hammock hangers choose a continuous ridgeline for suspending their tarps between two trees. I used this technique after buying a Warbonnet Blackbird hammock and Superfly tarp from a friend who’d set up his tarp suspension system...Show More Summary
Here's a sweet skinny maze for you off-road lovers: Herts skinny lines from Riders Cycle Centre on Vimeo. More funny stuff on steveinaspeedo.tumblr.com. Steve in a Speedo http://iwannagetphysical.blogspot.com/
Starting a diet can be hard - and even scary. YourTango shares the four secret fears that sabotage your ability to lose weight. Face your demons and start getting on the right track. Time to figure out what's REALLY eating at you. "I'll...Show More Summary
This Monday, I’ll be starting my writeup of the 2015 Crusher in the Tushar race, which, I’m pleased to note, will include this picture of some sweet potato fries I ate the night before the race: Today, however, I want to give you a little sneak preview from a moment I experienced during the race. Because it’s [...]
[Note: I received the following three similar inquiries from readers.] Hi Michael, Thank you for your thoughtful, inspiring and informative work! I hike and camp monthly with four girlfriends and once a year we go on a longer backpacking trip … Continue reading ?
Set goals which are achievable, nothing unrealistic. Make them Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timed (SMART). Too many people set unrealistic goals and lose motivation when they don’t see quick results. -Sam SmithsonShow More Summary
The Elwha Dam was a 108-ft (33 m) high dam located in the United States, in the state of Washington, on the Elwha River approximately 4.9 miles (7.9 km) upstream from the mouth of the river on the Strait of … Continue reading ?
by besthike editor Rick McCharles I’ve not changed my system much over the past 10yrs. Here’s how it works. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. (Packing my pack. 2009) That up-to-50litre pack (.54kg | 1lbs 3oz), a Granite Gear Virga, was … Continue reading ?
I don’t frequently write about CrossFit. Instead, I tend to focus more on my outdoor pursuits like trail running… The post The Schoolyard Showdown: My First CrossFit Comp appeared first on Just a Colorado Gal.
Previously in This, The Story That Would Not End: Race Prediction: We Will Lose Part 0: Generosity and Bratwurst Part 1: Cold Fury Part 2: A Day in the Life Part 3: Winning When You’re Losing Part 4: The Chase Part 5: Zombies Part 6: Stop Shouting at Me Part 7: Symptoms of Sleep Deprivation Part 8: The Beginning of the End I know too much. [...]
Previously in this Story: Race Prediction: We Will Lose Part 0: Generosity and Bratwurst Part 1: Cold Fury Part 2: A Day in the Life Part 3: Winning When You’re Losing Part 4: The Chase Each installment of this race report has had a lot of pictures. This episode, sadly, has only one: a selfie Lynette and The Hammer took shortly before [...]
Yesterday was not only the Summer Solstice but International Yoga Day. It was also T.K.V. Desikachar's birthday. I chose to celebrate all of those wonderful occasions by not sitting in front of a desk and blogging. So I'm extending the...
Previously in this Story: Race Prediction: We Will Lose Part 0: Generosity and Bratwurst Part 1: Cold Fury Part 2: A Day in the Life Part 3: Winning When You’re Losing A couple of days ago, The Hammer and I talked about racing. Specifically, we were talking about how much we love to race. The conversation was humming along; I thought [...]
I was thinking about this saying today it it kind of made me realize how unhelpful it is. It reads: It’s hard to soar with the eagles when you’re surrounded by turkeys. The idea is that if I want to be thin, I need to hang out with people who are thin. I need to [...]