Welcome to “Thoughts from the Trail”! My blog that will explore all my thoughts and ideas, both good and bad; while running, hiking, and exploring the trails around me.
Race: Old Pueblo 50 Mile Endurance Run Date: 3 March 2018 Trail: 25 mile loop from Kentucky Camp in the Santa Rita Mountains Naturally, after not finishing a 50k, the most logical thing for someone to do would be sign up for a 50 mile race. Right? Well, that’s exactly what I did. You can read all about my disastrous Oracle Rumble...
Race: Oracle Rumble 50K Date: 28 January 2018 Trail: Arizona Trail From Freeman Road Trailhead to Oracle State Park I couldn’t have felt more prepared. Possibly the most prepared for any race I have ever done. I felt like I had put in a good training block, and other than fighting off the winter time cold that had infected my entire household,...
Son, brother, friend, partner, father, employee, entrepreneur, athlete, Marine. These are all titles that, in one way or another, I have been referred to as. But what am I? What is my true identity? Is it how I identify myself? Or is it as others identify me? Is it an external title such as one listed above, or is it an...
Do you practice appreciation? Is this something you feel needs to be “practiced”? Let’s dive a little deeper as this is something that has been on my mind lately. I believe there are a couple of different ways to look at appreciation. The micro and the macro. I feel most people have the ability and are fairly good with appreciation on...
Why do you share so much of you’re life? You’re not special. Always posting about your runs. You’re not special. Pictures of you’re kids? Not special. The food you eat? You’re not special. Wow, you went on a hike. You’re not special. Got new running shoes. Not very special. Rode your bike today? Not special. You went to work today. Not special. You’re. Not. Special.You’re right. To...
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