We drove to Rocky Mountain National Park on Friday, July 2, 2016 to check off another hike out of our book, Best Boulder Region Hiking Trails by Bette Erickson. Our objective? Gem Lake in the Lumpy Ridge area just north of Estes Park. The hike was supposed to be about 4 miles round trip but […]
We recently picked up about a foot of fresh snow in the Boulder area this weekend. And I must say, at first, I wasn’t totally psyched about the interruption in our beautiful spring weather. But, in the spirit of making the best of it, I decided to take our 2 year old and our dog […]
Is an app like Strava or Garment Connect the same as larger and more established mainstream social networks? In short, I don’t think so. I’m not using the social functions very much. Instead, I prefer to use the app as a data collector/record keeper. And while much has been written about the idealized portrayal of […]
I’ve been working on a thesis about how athletes are using performance apps like Strava, Training Peaks, and the hundreds of others out there and recently I’ve been trying to nail down a good research question or two. So, I put together a list of over 30 questions that I have about their sudden ubiquity. […]
Peter Kray, author of “The God of Skiing” in an interview with @powdermagazine raised an interesting question for those of us who enjoy skiing and the outdoor life. Why do we do it? What’s the big deal? Kray accuses the media of portraying skiing as “cartoonish”. Movies rely on hard partying stereotypes and nude women. […]
“At a certain point in the late middle of my life I made the unexpected but happy discovery that the answer to several of the questions that most occupied me was in fact one and the same: Cook.”
And thus Michael Pollan begins his book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation. His is such a simple concept and that’s why I like it. He relates going to the kitchen, preparing a meal and then enjoying it with someone you love to an act of rebellion as you show love for yourself, your family, the environment, the economy, your health, your state of mind, your understanding of the natural world and your place in it. If you want to get the most out of life in terms of your performance, health and lifestyle then read this book – perhaps while cooking.
In skiing as in life, before you can begin to go right you must first stop going left.”
“The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.” – Proverbs 27:12 I tend to pay the penalty a lot in golf. Whether it’s machismo, stupidity or operator error, I can’t tell you. I seem to think that I can do anything with the golf ball, that is, until it comes to execution. Occasionally, as the proverbial wisdom goes, it’s wise to play smart and within myself. Who knew golf was biblical?
We watched the Watoto choir perform Sunday at the Boulder Valley Community Church. For those not familiar, Watoto is an “holistic care programme that was initiated as a response to the overwhelming number of orphaned children and vulnerable women in Uganda.” They seek to “rescue” individual orphans or women, “raise” each one as a leader […]
I am writing this in the hospital. We came here for your birth. Olivia Grace, I’m your dad. Your mom is great and your brother and sisters are so happy to meet you. One of the most important decisions you can make in life is who you’re parents are. I think you’ve chosen wisely […]