1 year, 1 week, and a few hours to the day, I’m back at the Fish Lake Trails for another photo adventure! I was so excited when I saw that the leaves were still vibrant. I came very late in the season, one of the last possible weekends, and I feared the wind and waning opportunity window had blown all my plans away. … [Continue reading] →
I’m surprisingly calm, yet my body is generating a lot of energy. It’s a strange juxtaposition. I feel as if my mind is holding me back in calmness while my emotions are of bridled anticipation. I’m setting myself up for a diagnostic experience.
I looked high into the sky and saw my friends floating down as if it was the most natural thing in … [Continue reading] →
I’m cycling for a cause! Cycling is one of my passions. There is nothing like riding with another person and using each other’s strengths to navigate uncharted territory. What if that territory is in another country? And what if navigating together means providing resources for those desperately in need? This summer, that’s why I’m riding, … [Continue reading] →
In 2012, I made a trip to Fish Lake and Elm Creek Park in Maple Grove. The sights were so spectacular that I wanted to make it an annual event! There is something to be said however for arriving at the right time. The light needs to be just right (usually early afternoon) and the leaves and trees also … [Continue reading] →
Your athlete has been prepping for months and months. They’ve swam more miles than most 5Kers jog in an entire year. They’ve biked enough miles to cross the US from north to south. And they’ve run more miles than the amount of driving you do in a single week. The training for each of these three sport disciplines isn’t just … [Continue reading] →
I woke up on a Saturday in the autumn of 2012 and heard a voice. Nature seemed to call out to me, “Today is the day. Come find me before the changing of the seasons.” I instinctively knew where to go. I had been there before. The Chain of Lakes. Fish Lake Trails. Elm Creek Park.
There is nothing like the feeling of arriving at a destination under your own power – your human power. As a human, you are an elite organic engine that can adapt and be trained into higher and higher levels of fitness and technique. One of the primary purposes of an engine is transportation, and while it may seem daunting at … [Continue reading] →