Thoughts & tips on running Central Park, plus recommendations on where to stay, eat and go based on our family vacation. (Original post from 2012 updated with new restaurant and hotel recommendations from 2017, and snow pics!)
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After five days and some 60 miles on the trail, I felt far more fulfilled than fatigued, perhaps because, as John Muir once said, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”
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.”
If you’re feeling injured, dumpy and grumpy, then watching a video of someone like Anna Frost might make you feel worse. Or it could be just the thing to transport you to a better place. I clicked through to watch it reluctantly, aware the episode could stir as much jealousy and cynicism as escapism and […]
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.
Taking a break this week from regular life—from work, chores and even running—gives me a chance to reflect on the past year and set some goals for 2013.
A few of my recommendations for what to buy anyone who likes to spend time outdoors and wants to improve fitness.
Researching and fantasizing about ultra runs made me moody and distracted. This post describes being in a funk and snapping out of it. Also included: a list and links to 17 self-supported stage races around the globe.