Redefining Old

Category: Inspiration


#Optoutside

Today’s the day people refer to as “black Friday” or some recreational outfitters suggest is a day better spent outside instead of shopping inside a mall or big box retail store. In their hearts I think the #optoutside folks want…

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Urban wildness

This morning when most people in Denver were going to work I took my bike and binoculars and headed out for ride alongside two major freeways to see what other things live among the 682,545+ human inhabitants. I knew there…

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Cycling the Battlefield

We’re celebrating Travel and Tourism Week and Bike Month with this look at an article I wrote for Authentic Texas magazine about my trip to Brownsville, Texas to bicycle on the Palo Alto National Battlefield.  A spitting distance from the…

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#AdventureHopeAndWonder

Spring inspires new beginnings and May is a fine time to start something new.  I’m posting daily features all over our social media with this hashtag, #adventurehopeandwonder, because frankly, sometimes I need a reminder to pursue each one. Here’s a…

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A new home, a new trail, a new challenge

Our path has meandered south again with new challenges to face and hopefully new adventures. Our running and biking habits have to adjust to living in a major metropolitan area again. I used to scold friends who exaggerated their age…

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A Year of Running

 This is a repost from the archives of Beth’s first blog that she wrote in 2008. The photo I took of her during one of our morning runs together is in one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever run…

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remembering favorite running trails, part 3

A running trail through the woods within walking distance of where you live is a true luxury in our urbanized world. Hickory Hill in Iowa City was that place for us, a small piece of woods by some standards, yes,…

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remembering favorite running trails, part 2

This four and a half mile out and back was truly inspirational. Every morning I saw something different, a solitary northern harrier hunting low over the grasses, a pair of ravens, a pair of coyotes, javelina, a herd of pronghorn,…

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Viroqua

I began this post back in March, just as we were beginning to see buds on bare tree limbs and new bird songs were coming through the open windows in early morning. Beth and I went on our last little…

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why do you drink coffee?

I won’t go so far as to say that there is a connection between good coffee and good health but I will say that without a good strong cup before my early morning run I would not have been as…

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