Familiarity and Satisfaction in the Desert

Sitting in near complete darkness, it's early in the morning and the sun hasn't risen yet. Steam from my coffee gently rises to my face, a -12F degree morning waits to greet me outside, it can wait. Reflecting on what I had experienced in the last five days has slowed my thought processes to a dreamlike …

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Inspiration From An Ancient Source

An hour of driving has led me to the Bandelier National Monument and to the heart of the ancient Yapashi Indian culture. The park visitor center was a visual confliction of images past and present, teaming with huge RV's and milling tourists overshadowed by the cave dwellings lining the base of the cliffs bordering both side of the little …

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Racing By Myself With Friends

You're not acclimated, don't launch, don't launch! These words resonated in my brain as I'm standing at the start of the Cedro Peak Half Marathon located in the mountains just east of Albuquerque, New Mexico and about to start a trail race at a little over 7,000 feet elevation. Having literally no experience running at …

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