Learning to Run at 12,000 Feet

So, I’ve been offline for a couple days because the village in Sandakphu (on the border of India and Napal) where we stayed for the first two days of the race was so remote that there was no cell and electric was available only via generator after dark. Evening and morning temperatures were around 32…

The Road to Darjeeling

Sign to Darjeeling

Today we flew from Delhi to Bagdogra where we loaded a bus and began a two hour assent on the narrow, winding road to Darjeeling. Along the way we made a five minute stop at a roadside market to purchase some drinks for the trip and then quickly got back on our way again. At Darjeeling we met up with…

First Night in India


Well, my first night in India was an exciting one. I arrived just shortly after 10pm local time and the airport was buzzing with both traffic and people. After making my way through customs I hit the taxi line which turned out to be an adventure of its own. Beyond the language barrier it seemed that no one was really…

Don’t Wait Another Year

It’s hard to believe but the holidays and another new year are just around the corner. How are you doing with your resolutions? Even if you didn’t do as well as you’d hoped it’s not too late to start, especially when it comes to your health. Rather than waiting for New Years Eve to set…

A Nice Gesture

The Himalayas

I received this card from the kids on my cross country team today. All the kids signed it and one of the runners hand drew the picture of the Himalayas… well wishes for my up coming 100 mile race. It was really a nice gesture.

Variety: The Spice of Life & Key to Your Exercise Program

Variety: The Spice of Life

In a previous post I wrote about challenging long workouts in preparation for India and how they helped me develop a more disciplined mind. Training to achieve a  disciplined mind has great value for all of life and it’s something I hope to never quit learning. However, even the most disciplined mind can grow weary without a little variety…

Five Tips For Incorporating Fitness Into Your Busy Routine

Life Balance

If you want something done, ask a busy person — Benjamin Franklin: author, printer, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, diplomat and more. We tend to think about life in a very myopic way… there may busy people in the world, but they don’t live my life, work at my job, deal with my circumstance. Life is busy. Most of us…

A Disciplined Mind

A Disciplined Mind

The benefits of exercise are many. From more energy and a higher self-image to something as simple as a better night’s sleep, there are lots of reason to start a regular exercise program. But after hundreds of hours in the gym I’ve begun to discover one benefit in particular that I hadn’t previously considered. Most days I’m at the gym by 4:30am and average 20-25 hours a…


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