There hasn't been a lot of wandering around here as of late, but I like images like the one above to remind me of my natural tendency to explore. I have a growing list of winter destinations involving snowshoes and skis. But before the snow piles onto the trails I'd like to make it here and here.
My goal is to be well-rounded this winter and surround myself by others that want to get out in the cold and sometimes dark weather. I rarely mind the rain in the Pacific Northwest and I love the mystic energy that surges through Seattle in the winter. I always wonder why one might live in the PNW if they truly hate the weather. It's not that terribly unforgiving! Ok fine, sometimes it is. That's why it's good to stock up on canned goods and other non-perishable necessities like instant beer.
This time of year I could always use a little kick start to my running since the days are getting shorter and I am running mostly in the dark. What's better than a few links from around the web to keep you inside for even longer? Just kidding, I kept it short so you can get out the door and go running!
Justin is hyped about The North Face 50 that's less than a month away. I swear I get daily emails regarding minor details or excitement. This interview was a great conversation Justin had with Eric at Ultra Runner Podcast! It's 50 minutes, so grab a glass of red before you press play.
Every now and then in the abyss of running videos I stumble across a good one on youtube with depth. This video touches on the darkness of ultra running. I still haven't figured out what makes running addictive, but I liked this guys reflection.
This story blew my socks off!
What if everybody ran?
Justin is incredibly inclined to get more into climbing and combining it with running. This article had great unsolicited advice. I'm drawn to the mountains as well but I'm certainly not as bold as him. The day he races KIMA I will probably be on the sideline.
And lastly, mark your calendars for January 2nd!!
I am an outdoor and travel junkie who is currently completing my doctorate in occupational therapy overseas in rural Fiji. On Sweet World Travels you will find stories of my life with my husband, the communities we serve, and the many adventures we take.