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I hate running

I Hate Running

I hate running, three to four times a week if I have time. I hated it yesterday for a little…

Joe Calls It A Day

My dad, Joe, retires today, after 41 years of work at one company and about two years of worrying if…

us vs us

Us vs. Us

Last Saturday morning, while most of us were asleep, Kilian Jornet and Jason Schlarb decided to run across the Hardrock…

The Value Of Just Going

Last Saturday afternoon, I was about to nod off in the passenger seat of my friend Mitsu’s car while we…

9 easy ways to not be a dick

9 Easy Ways To Not Be A Dick

1. Say “thank you.” 2. Don’t urinate on toilet seats. 3. When driving in traffic, waiting in line, or waiting…

F*&# Busy.

Alastair Humphreys, writer and adventurer on both macro and micro levels, just came out with a new book called Grand…

Video: Frank and the Tower

I’m overjoyed to share this film, and the guy in it, with everyone this week. Three friends—Forest Woodward, Fitz Cahall,…

Finding A Way

Jim Harris can walk again—which is a big deal because a little over six months ago he was paralyzed from…

Considering Gratitude

Mike and I arrived at Lincoln Falls to see a dozen people spread across the base of the routes, and…

How To Go To The Gym

Hans Florine has climbed The Nose on El Cap damn near 100 times, and in 2012 set the speed record…

The Benefits Of Discomfort

About a year ago, psychologist and author Kelly McGonigal gave a TED Talk on “How to Make Stress Your Friend,”…

Don’t Focus On The Dog Shit

In the span of a few minutes yesterday morning, I read about a shotgun-wielding man threatening a neighbor teaching his…

Hiking Is Cool

Do you ever think hiking doesn’t get much respect anymore? Wait, better question: Remember that hiking film that showed at…

Tough As A Mother

My mom threw up at the climbing gym, just after I lowered her from the top of a route. She…

How To Climb A Hill

I was in the audience during a presentation at the Green Mountain College Adventure Education Colloquium last week, when the…

The Not-So-Bad Bad Day

Rob at Green Garage in Denver understands the art of telling someone how expensive their car repair is going to…