Steens Rim Run – Toughest 10k in Oregon

The Steens Rim Run - Oregons Toughest 10k. Take a chance and go do hard things.

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Cold thing and Warm dreams

When life is cold Listen to thoughts of old The morning sun will always break Leaving trails of warmth in its wake Recently I have been reflecting on not murmuring. Murmuring is defined as a subdued or private expression of discontent or dissatisfaction. While often overlooked this attitude of dissatisfaction can overcome our overall demeanor leaving …

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Top of the World

Adventures always begin in the dark. I scrambled together lots of snacks, plenty of water, and warm clothes for a long day and stuffed them in my pack. "Oh yea... a head lamp, don't forget your head lamp" I thought as I ran out the door. I drove to the base of the Wasatch mountains and …

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Ascending

I recently began attending local caving meetings. Cavers are a unique group of people. Their meetings have little structure. They just wanted to play on ropes. I met the cavers at a local park on a Wednesday evening. We began throwing ropes up in trees. Soon ropes hung down from several tree branches. They informed me they were practicing ascending ropes. …

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Walk to Victory

Six months ago I ran my first half marathon. I can say running that race changed my life. I accomplished something I never dreamed possible. Shortly after completing the Riverton Half my mind began to imagine. What's next? I toyed with lots of new athletic goals. Yet my mind kept saying "you can run 13.1 …

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Why do you run?

Two years ago you would not recognize me. I weighed approximately 400 lbs. I was happy and  content. A content life is a dangerous life. The world we live  in is turbulent, harsh, and beautiful. Eventually the storm of life will rain on each of us. In the words of Anne of Green Gables, “It's been my experience …

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Canyons of Life

The southern half of Utah is one of the most unique places on earth. Most eyes see the desert as empty and barron. However, those who brave the sun and heat discover the majesty of the desert is unmatched. You look accross a seemingly flat landscape, hidden less than a mile from your view cracks …

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Always look for the best way!

Every day we perform hundreds of tasks. Our brain does them same way every time. At some point in time, often in early childhood, we learned to deal with countless daily tasks. Making our bed, buttoning a shirt, shaving (legs or face), and the list goes on. We perceive nothing wrong with what we have learned. Recently …

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