get out of your head and onto that mountain

Originally posted May 13, 2013 – edited The mountains were calling. Mr. Enthusiasm suggested we check out an area just outside the Red Rock Canyon state park, an area called Calico Basin. I cautioned that my hiking guidebook didn’t list any trails for that area, so we’d be going in blind. He shrugged and told me to live a…

it’s not about the exercise

Two weeks ago, the lovely Vilma of Free But Fun sent me an email, asking if I would join in on a giant chain letter blog hop focused on writing process. My initial response was, hell to the n-o, primarily because I wasn’t sure I even had a writing process. Then I asked myself, really, how bad could…

should I stay or should I go?

Life is all about choices. We face countless decisions every day. Some of them are trivial. At a wedding reception: will it be chicken or fish; red or white? At the gym: will you take a group class or do your own thing? Others may have a bit more consequence. In a rush hour traffic jam: do you stay…

run or don’t. your choice.

Last Thursday I published a piece on my relationship with running. Specifically, I was trying to explore why running plays any role in my life, given that it’s an activity I generally don’t enjoy. Rather than write about my main concern: i.e. that my ego might be the driving force in my decision to run or not, I chose to focus on…

speaking of letting go, it may be time for a break-up

Running has been on my mind a lot lately. Mostly I’ve been pondering my love/hate [okay, mostly hate] relationship with this activity. I’m also trying to better understand why it is that I even care to keep running as part of my regime, considering I [mostly] hate it. My hope is that once I sort all of that out I…

climbing up and letting go

It’s Thursday and I’m in the throes of a crazy Rim to River (and back) day hike at the Grand Canyon.  In preparation for today’s madness hike I did a training hike at Mt. Charleston this past Monday – Memorial Day. I scrolled through old posts to see if I had written about hiking this trail before –…