Monthly Archives: August 2013

Long’s Peak – 14,255′

When my dad was a Boy Scout, he climbed Long’s Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. He frequently retold a story from the hike. At the peak, it was bitterly cold and everyone was tired, hungry, and thirsty. They had … Continue reading

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Week 11 (a hodge podge): Training Baseline

And so the training begins. The 2013 KC Marathon is on October 19, about ten weeks away now. I feel like training really started in Great Bend on the last day of my family’s Estes Park & Rocky Mountain National … Continue reading

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The River (a Stream of Consciousness)

In Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha spends some time as a captain of a ferry that crosses a river. He learns from the river that time and place are illusions, because the river is everywhere at once. You can’t see … Continue reading

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Hamster Wheel

After reading the article in Runner’s World about sitting being the new smoking (like pink is the new white…), I have been standing more. Or, more accurately, I’ve been more happy when I’m standing and not longing to sit down. … Continue reading

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