Does the “A” in Arkansas stand for Apathetic or Achievement?

“You know what we were doing last night at 7pm? Walking down a dark road at mile 57 with lightning flashing above us.” I wanted to quit. I was standing ankle deep in a mud puddle in a downpour mile 25. I wasn’t injured. I wasn’t tired. I was just… uninspired. When I signed up for the Arkansas Traveller 100 mile race I was stoked. … Continue reading Does the “A” in Arkansas stand for Apathetic or Achievement?

Cyclic

I haven’t been running much in the past few weeks. If I’m being honest, I haven’t had much motivation in the running department and it’s felt more like a chore than something of enjoyment. Often when I start focusing more on numbers, time or a long race… I experience a little burn out and that initial inspiration starts to dwindle. Truthfully, not running as much … Continue reading Cyclic

You Can Always Find Me Where The Skies Are Blue

A certain intimacy lies in grand adventures and travel. There’s just something that bonds people when seeing beautiful places or doing hard shit together. Perhaps it’s the collective feeling of awe and amazement when staring out into the High Country in Colorado from 14,000ft. Or that feeling of smallness when gazing upon something as majestic as the Tetons… Or that feeling of a cold beer … Continue reading You Can Always Find Me Where The Skies Are Blue

Locked Up

Another headline stating a repeat felon was released from jail, went straight back to their criminal behavior and ended up back in jail. These types of headlines have become far too common. No one is surprised. Most people just read the article title, shake their head and continue scrolling without given it a second thought. “Well, they’re just bad people and criminals. It’s who they … Continue reading Locked Up

6593

“What’s the numbers on your chest represent? A phone number? Social security number? A specific date?” “Actually, it’s the elevation of my favorite mountain.” I never expect anyone to understand. Sure, there’s a few that truly understand the feeling of having your soul and heart attached to a certain place, but for the most part, people just shrug and move on as they do with … Continue reading 6593

Dragonborn

The older I get, the more I’ve grown to appreciate the authentic. Authentic friendships. Authentic experiences. Authentic love. The modern world has us chasing instant gratification and it seems like a new trend comes and goes every single day. Some people and events can mask themselves in authenticity, but if you stare long enough, you can see through the makeup and nails to reveal the … Continue reading Dragonborn

Zach of All Trades, Master of… Education?

As most of you know, one of my BIGGEST passions in life is MUT running, but I tend to dabble in just about everything. I love to play/write/sing music solo and with my band, I had a halfway decent baseball career, I’m a sub par mountain biker and tend to just dive in to whatever seems interesting. Typically I can skate my way through anything … Continue reading Zach of All Trades, Master of… Education?