Scott Jurek’s speed attempt on the Appalachian Trail is a real Nail Biter

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If you are interested in the outdoors, the Appalachian Trail and the Maine wilderness, and haven’t been following ultra runner Scott Jurek’s attempt to set a new speed record on the Appalachian Trail this month, you are missing out. The current definitive account circulating on line is from Outside Magazine, but if you are interested […]

Are we falling or flying?

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The morning of our last day in Iceland, our bags were packed and sitting by the end of the bed, travel clothes piled carefully on top. My husband turned on his phone and I heard him exhale and darkly scoff. It got my attention and when I asked him what was going on he told […]

To Galway, with love

I walked by this sign every day on my way to school.

It never ceases to amaze me, the way a physical sensation can trigger a memory etched into your brain and transport you through space and time to the other side of the world. A certain set of conditions, this light, that breeze, the way the air hits your face, a sweet smell off the ocean; […]

Gerbil time.

The dreaded cardio machine.

A friend preparing for an ultra marathon recently lamented her plight online. She needed to get in a 24 mile training run, but there was a wind chill warning, and the roads were treacherous for runners and drivers alike after yet another round of snow. Running inside on a treadmill was unacceptable, “Treadmills are for […]