Adventure in Hawaii! Danger!

A few months ago my wife and I were planning our belated honeymoon. I said "we should go backpacking in Hawaii." she replied, "OK" After asking if she was serious I looked up backpacking trails in Kauai. I found one called the Kalalau trail. I discovered I needed a permit. We bought some permits a …

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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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New Year, New Goals, New Adventures!

2015 was an incredible year of change. Reflecting on who I was at the beginning of 2015 and who I am now entering into 2016 is a major wow! I lost 160 lbs, hiked more than 500 miles, and biked over 100 miles. I finished my first sprint triathlon, became a morning person, stopped playing video games, and …

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