What it means to love my body

It's easy to say you love your body. It's difficult to mean. As an athlete -- namely a hiker and CrossFitter -- I love what my body can do. It can deadlift and squat more than it weighs. It can jump high and dip low. It can push fast and pull hard. It can sprint; … Continue reading What it means to love my body

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The ex-vegetarian: Coming out as an omnivore

I ate meat on Friday for the first time in over four years, willingly and knowingly. French onion soup and a chicken Caesar salad for lunch, and lasagna with meat sauce for dinner. I ate chicken enchiladas yesterday for lunch. Needless to say, I'm no longer a vegetarian. I've been thinking about eating meat again for … Continue reading The ex-vegetarian: Coming out as an omnivore

When a break from running takes you to 14,000 feet and new realizations!

In May, I posted a picture of me on Instagram crossing the finish line at the Bolder Boulder with the caption: "Nothing else in life will ever give you this feeling." Today, however, I learned differently. I summited my first 14ers today -- Grays and Torreys -- after a month of training hikes, gear buying and … Continue reading When a break from running takes you to 14,000 feet and new realizations!