An attempt to climb Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. And learning an important lesson: what counts in the end is making it back alive.
After having traveled quite far for races this year, it felt good to close out 2013 with an event close to home on a surface that I started to like more and more this year: trail.
“Welcome to the world’s most beautiful trail race. At least in my opinion,” the voice of the confident female start…
Of course it’s not the same as running the full marathon, but a good excuse to go to Boston. That, and catching up with a good friend of mine.
Determination, lower body strength and a pinch of craziness was needed in order to show up for this trail race, up 3,859 ft Mt Diablo in the East Bay.
“Look out for one another out there, especially under these conditions”, star-line announcer Phil Johnson had reminded the roughly 4000…
“I can’t talk right now!” Kelly, a bush pilot for 37 years, barked over the PA system as Diane tried…
Everything after that little hump, about a quarter of a mile before reaching the east entrance of Yosemite National Park…
A running event in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. And only a two hour flight away. Sign me up already!
The 49th installment of the Great Western Bicycle Rally, a true festival for everyone interested in cycling.
Transitioning from running to cycling events, I explored uncharted territory way up north at the Chico Wildflower Century.
I explored the state’s deep south this time. Which, in California, means the desert landscape of Joshua Tree National Park.
Between skyscrapers and amidst frigid temperatures, a half marathon event was held.
Compared to Gothic cathedrals by John Muir, we decided to go to Yosemite Valley for a Winter Worshiping Trip.
While California was haunted by a storm, I escaped the rain only to find myself on the Las Vegas Strip…
What happens when you decide to take a trail on a hike that is not really a trail? A regular hike turns into an epic adventure through the wilderness.
Thousands of runners answered the invitation by the City of Angels to celebrate Halloween running-style. And I was in the midst of it.
I trained more or less diligently for 4 months in order to run 26.2 miles in a city a 4 hour flight away together with 38,000 other like-minded lunatics. Yes, I just completed my first marathon.
Longing for the next adventure, this time I found myself about five hours north of San Francisco, as part of an eight person group attempting to summit the fifth highest summit in California.
Experiencing Death Valley with a group of 11 other fellow cyclists and supported by REI.
A bicycle. One of the most beautiful spots on earth. 35 miles. 10,000 feet of climbing. Feelings of pain and…