Do the locals who grew up in the mountains view them the same as the outsiders who remain in awe of them, or does the allure eventually fade over time?
This past week has been exhausting for me. Not so much physically, but mentally and spiritually. I was feeling frustrated and discouraged. My to-do list was never ending, and instead of being proud of myself for crossing items off the list, I was only focused on the next task once one got completed. If something … Continue reading Moving in Tandem with Life’s Currents
With the continued momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement, I wanted to take a break from the politically-driven posts regarding policy changes. While those posts and conversations are still very necessary and important in today's climate, I wanted to write a piece from the perspective of powerful films that both educate, and offer a … Continue reading Black Films Matter: Five Must-see Features
True understanding and empathy is not possible without being well-rounded, and even if we can't relate to someone else's experiences first-hand, we have to respect and understand their vantage point in order to come together towards a mutual understanding.
Despite the preceding experiences, we knew the imperfections of the trip would make a funny story in hindsight.
Foreign films provide a glimpse into the very culture of the country itself, whether that be socioeconomic issues, political issues, social norms or even certain styles of humor.
I wanted to narrow the list down to ten life lessons the last ten years have taught me, in hopes of helping out anyone who may be reading this who went through the same experiences.
While on the road, we always have a desire to explore the best hole in the wall, hodgepodge, unique and favorite local diners serving up high quality food.
Taking the time to slow down and embrace the moment is important while traveling, and navigating through other aspects of life as well.
Several weeks ago, I received a phone call from a close friend and former teammate Greg. It was close to 10:00 PM on a Wednesday, and despite us talking fairly regularly in a Facebook group chat that was originally established for fantasy football, this form of contact was a little out of the norm. A … Continue reading Mourning a Mentor – An Homage to Coach Ed
I have to preface this bizarre story with a random encounter from a few years prior. If not for the encounter, the details of this experience would have never been possible. Back in May of 2016, my brother Joel and I embarked on an epic two week road trip, getting a true sense of what … Continue reading After Midnight Adventures Around Area 51
Seeing everyone come together metaphorically to support one another has been nothing short of inspiring during this time.
I don't think I'd every experienced anything so hauntingly silent and desolate in all my running years up until that point.
I've always chalked the Boston Marathon up as a pipe dream race. While I was always told growing up that I was a talented distance runner, marathons were an entirely different beast in my head. While I wasn't able to successfully swing doing a marathon while I was in the best shape of my life … Continue reading A Marathon in Every State – Massachusetts
All throughout my life, coaches and family have always told me that they think the marathon is my event. Even as a kid, I would run workouts in gym class, and never truly get tired. I was always curious about how far I could push myself physically, and what my true capacity is in regards … Continue reading A Marathon in Every State – Michigan
There's a certain charm that comes from going on a road trip. The local diners, unfamiliar terrain and curious locals make for a euphoric experience with stories that last a lifetime. The experiences gained during the journey can have just as much of an impact as the ones experienced at the destination, which makes taking … Continue reading Solitude and Self-Discovery in Tustin, Michigan