Thursday, April 15, 2010


I lost my best friend of 14 years and 7 months yesterday. I can't breathe or even think to type. I am devestated.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Paul and I drove to Maryland for a kayaking adventure but we missed the closing time so we had to make it back on to the old stand by.

Dreaming is an understatement.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


A couple of my friends from NC are fastpacking this weekend. Here is there link.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Easter Break and Talley and the Bear

Easter weekend was a trip to the wonderful world of Lake Lure, NC. Talley and I had a great time but 8 hours of driving each way was a little painful. Mom had a wonderuful Easter and I got to spend some great time in the mountains of AVL.

Talley enjoyed the bear rug.. I swear she knew what is was.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Spring Time

The rust is starting to fall off my legs and I am starting to consistently run on weekly basis. I have a pretty busy job and it has a way of distracting me from my true love of the outdoors. I have made an exciting schedule for the summer to include kayak festivals, climbing Mt. Baker, Adams, and Rainer, and multiple trail runs.

Talley is doing well and recovering after her surgery. However, she is starting to show the signs of age (13.5 years).

I am looking forward to these summer adventures and making changes in my life to allow me to accomplish goals beyond my reach.

CONSISTENCY is the key word for accomplishing goals which I have seem to struggle with but the desire from within allows one to grow beyond his own measure.

I have many friends who inspire me with their blogs and accomplishments.

I will keep pushing forward.

Sunday, February 22, 2009


After some meditation and personal time, I feel like I have finally figured some things out and have signed up for a half marathon in Charlottesville (Belmonte 25K) at the end of March.

Therefore I have started to make some goals.

Keep up with my journal on a weekly basis.
List Mileage and Train Hard, Smart, Regularly and Don't make excuses.
Loose Weight (Weight in at the end of March).
Sign up for Climbing Class at SportRock DC.
Start P90X this week.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Dog Love

I can't believe that you can love a dog as much as I love Talley. We hiked to Max Patch and had a great time. However, she is really showing signs of her age. Tonight, I swear she was breathing through a straw. Talley has breathing problems and I know my days are starting to be limited. Talley, you have been the best dog in the world and I will always love you!