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 [...]
… the movie that explores the world of long-distance hiking on America’s legendary mountain trail. Follow three “thru-hikers” as they journey from Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia over a magical summer, and discover what it means to … Continue reading ?
Six years ago, when I rolled into Banff three days before the start of the Tour Divide, I connected with two trail-angel types, Keith and Leslie. Although we were strangers at the time, they invited me into their home, fed me dinner, and then whisked me away on all the grand tours we could possibly squeeze into what amounted to a 48-hour period. Show More Summary
A Note About 2015 FatCyclist Gear Delivery: A few of you have sent me email, tweets, Facebook messages and Pinterests (OK, actually nothing from Pinterest) asking when you’ll be getting your 2015 FatCyclist gear. The answer is: it’s on its way from Italy now, and will arrive in the DNA warehouse at the end of [...]
It was the second to last climb of our long ride, a grunty 2,000-foot ascent with occasional 19-percent grades and a funny Strava segment, the "Pomponio Climbo." I never race it, but I usually feel faintly shattered, with invisible lead weights pulling on my calves and a sharp pain in my shoulders. Show More Summary
For many people, exercise is therapy. For Angelica Jimenez, Zumba is a lifesaver. The Marine Corps veteran nearly died in Afghanistan in 2005 from an attack by a suicide bomber, and she's still in the recovery process today. But she's...Show More Summary