August 29th, 2014 HWY 120 Eastbound, Yosemite National Park 6:30am [dropcap size=big]M[/dropcap]y headlights lit the trees as I drove in silence. With the faint rise of the sun, the sky was a smear of painted clouds just beyond the Sierra Nevada ridgeline, and as the sun crept closer to the precipice of the mountains’ rugged …

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Evening was setting in although we couldn’t really tell; the sky was just as dark as it had been all afternoon.  The clouds were low and monstrous, “the embodiment of evil,” my father called them.  He laughed as he said it. Those clouds filled the space around us.  They were dark, and robust, and thunderous. …

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I first met Crista Scott at the Born to Run Ultramarathons where I and several dozen others spent a weekend camping, dancing and running ultramarathons — by which I mean we ran 31, 50 or 100 miles around a farm in Santa Barbara, California. Although the run itself was fun, it was the people that were …

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Having completed London to Cambridge (60 miles), the Wiggle Dragon Ride (Wales, 100 miles) and The Only Way (unsurprisingly in Essex, 100 miles) together, my cycling buddy Claire and I were discussing what we should do next. We both like a good challenge, and we clearly really like cycling. So, a long-distance bike ride over …

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This past Monday was the pinnacle of marathon running — the 120th Boston Marathon. Over 26,000 runners from all around the world converged on the great city of Boston to run this historic race, and I was lucky enough to be one of them. Qualifying for the Boston Marathon was my dream since 8th grade when …

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Exploring Women Australia is a rich, bold, and beautiful country that is the stuff of any adventure enthusiast’s dreams. The Aussies themselves have a truly adventurous and independent spirit, and it is among them that I found the fascinating and accomplished Kate Leeming. Kate makes her home in Melbourne as an Australian Open tennis player, …

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