Two days before the race, I felt heavy-legged and thought, “I am not ready for this terrain.” But the dense, fecund forest of crown ferns and towering beech trees, which are garnished with clumpy moss, tangled vines, Frisbee-sized mushrooms and dripping moisture, enchanted me.
You don’t have to ski to love Mammoth Lakes in the winter. Year-round, it’s a great destination for running. Nike Trail Team member and Mammoth resident Tim Tollefson and I share some of our tips and favorite trails for visiting this Eastern Sierra town.
I was completely unplugged, off the grid and rocking out. I was going native, kicking ass and feeling half my age. And it just kept getting better. Inevitably—hilariously—something had to harsh my buzz.
Highlights from our family’s week in Costa Rica–where to go, what to do–and how one out-of-the-way small lodge in a river valley captured the essence of “pura vida.”
Getting ready to road trip to Telluride, an annual pilgrimage that does something to my psyche. Keeps me younger, makes me tougher. Reminds me what I’m made of and where I came from. Because I was a wild child, thanks to Telluride.
Stephanie Case, whom I got to know in 2012, has the courage to do all she can to help protect and stabilize the displaced population of South Sudan. Here’s our conversation about what it’s like to live, work and run in the midst of a humanitarian crisis and in the face of a very real […]
Does the years-in-the-making bike path live up to the hype? I definitely think it’s worth running or cycling, at least once to check it out. Here’s why.
I didn’t know how much I didn’t know about the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River before rafting its length. Going all 277 miles from Lee’s Ferry to Pearce Ferry, and stopping frequently along the way to hike around the rocks, is a profoundly awe-inspiring, humbling, fascinating and thrilling experience. This post includes a section […]
Where to run, bike, eat and stay around the coast of Maine based on our week-long trip with Backroads. I highly recommend this destination!
I ran and biked a network of wide trails so idealized, perfectly groomed and thoughtfully designed that they don’t qualify as “trails.” But they’re not dirt roads, either. They are the Carriage Roads of Acadia National Park, and like the people who live around this neck of the woods, they’re in a class by themselves.