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a non-story about risk

Jun 25, 2017, 2:37 PM

This is a story about risk. Actually, it’s not even a story, really, rather it’s a bunch of words…

belly laughs, meltdowns, and forgoing balance

Mar 30, 2017, 9:24 PM

Six months ago today, I lay sideways across my bed writing this

on not stealing from myself

Feb 12, 2017, 7:37 AM

It was warmish out at 6:50 in the morning as several hundred of us gathered at Remington Park. I…

beer. balance. blunders.

Jan 13, 2017, 8:32 AM

The other night, I taught the Beer Yoga class at This Land Yoga. For anyone who is curious as to…

unfuck 2016

Jan 3, 2017, 3:39 PM

“Take this fucking boot.” Those were the first words I spoke to another human this New Years Day…

an atypical message on giving

Dec 7, 2016, 8:11 AM

Just a few days ago, I found myself with an unexpected block of time that just happened to coincide

forming a kickass habit over and over again

Nov 21, 2016, 8:21 PM

This little piece started out as notes for a workshop I’m currently teaching to an incredible group…

only with long haul betty

Oct 27, 2016, 7:58 PM

I sat down in my corner at Elemental this morning, and rather than sifting through my work email,…

the 3am apology

Oct 12, 2016, 1:18 PM

Let me just start right off by saying that I really, really hope that the next post is NOT about

pollyanna-ing the shit out of something

Oct 8, 2016, 11:02 PM

“Have any of you ever read the book or seen the movie Pollyanna?” I asked a group of students at…

two tickets to porter robinson and a stress fracture

Sep 30, 2016, 11:28 PM

It’s 8:34am, and I just sat down at the coffee bar waiting for my pour over. The weekends are “real…

daring to be alive

Jul 30, 2016, 10:06 PM

Yesterday, I summited my first 14er. At least I think it was. There’s a chance it happened as a kid…

snowflake thoughts and being somebody's person

Jul 16, 2016, 10:48 PM

This afternoon, I wrapped up a two-part meditation and writing workshop at one of my local studios.…

a four year lesson

Jul 12, 2016, 10:59 PM

You know when life gets really big and you don’t know what to do with yourself? Your mind has…

sometimes a race isn't about a goal

Jun 13, 2016, 11:29 AM

I had a running first this weekend at the Angel Fire Endurance Runs: I… actually, I’ll tell the…

everyone has a swimsuit body

Jun 8, 2016, 10:17 PM

A week or so ago after one of my classes, a student stopped me and said she felt like she was…

satya is some hard shit

May 9, 2016, 2:35 PM

I really love that we’re continuing to cycle through the eight limbs of yoga at one

when a race becomes a reality check

May 2, 2016, 7:00 AM

Last week, I had what was easily the worst marathon experience of any of the

punch it in the face

Apr 25, 2016, 9:12 PM

Out of all the decisions I made today, the best one was to slam my laptop shut and haul my ass to…

the yoga continues

Apr 3, 2016, 11:50 PM

I've been lucky enough to sandwich some mountain running around five intense days of yoga study with…

happiness could be as simple as mindfulness

Dec 29, 2015, 11:44 PM

I was talking texting with a friend of mine this afternoon about running and yoga and all things…

he said go for number one

Oct 25, 2015, 11:21 PM

I’m sitting on my bed right now, which if you’d seen me try to get up here you’d understand why this…

meeting somebody and then meeting them again

Oct 9, 2015, 10:18 PM

A funny thing happened on my run this morning. Actually, two funny things happened. I should qualify…

when wine enters the picture

Oct 4, 2015, 10:20 PM

So this week marks the first time I’ve deviated from my Long Haul 100 training schedule, which

lessons learned in getting unbored

Sep 27, 2015, 8:21 PM

They say that boredom always precedes a period of great creativity. I think one could replace…

finding stability and grounding in all the ways

Aug 16, 2015, 11:18 AM

So NOBODY had more fun than Wendy and I the past two days!

maybe running really is mostly mental

Aug 4, 2015, 8:38 PM

Today was the first training run in the program to get me to the finish line of the Long Haul 100.…

a newfound aspect of training

Jul 27, 2015, 7:18 PM

Despite the airplane's best attempts to keep me away, I've finally made it home after eight days of…

practice makes progress... i hope

Jul 18, 2015, 5:42 PM

Aside from the three ultras I did in May and June, I haven't run more than six miles at once (and…

coming back to myself

Jul 16, 2015, 7:46 PM

So, I'm sitting here in my 'office' (also known as Elemental Coffee), not working and about to crack…

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