Lessons Learned in one year of Van Life

Parked on the rim of the Rio Grande for the second workday, I look out the window of my van to soak in the scene before me. A storm is rolling in from the east, on the opposite side of the river canyon. It’s still sunny where I am, but dark clouds are on theContinue reading “Lessons Learned in one year of Van Life”

Hiatus

When I started van life I had aspirations of doing much more writing than I have been. I also thought it would be fun to document all of my travels on video and share them with my friends and family and even strangers who are just curious about the lifestyle. I discovered very quickly thatContinue reading “Hiatus”

Just Visiting

Many of us are prepping for Thanksgiving celebrations right now. Some of us are having a very different Thanksgiving, while others are carrying on like things are normal. I wonder how many of us have actually learned the true history behind the Thanksgiving holiday? Maybe we should. We were just visiting. Not to get tooContinue reading “Just Visiting”

Broken Dreams brought me here

I’ve had a lot of adversity in my life. More than some, much less than others. But without adversity, I know I wouldn’t be where I’m at today. Today I am happy, strong, courageous, curious, thankful, welcoming, empathetic, and even selfish. Yes, I have my insecurities, my bad days, my doubts… I’m still human, andContinue reading “Broken Dreams brought me here”

Why Trail Running? Because.

Because comes from the Middle English: from the phrase by cause, influenced by Old French par cause de ‘by reason of’ Why? This seems to be the quintessential question we all get asked… Every ultra-trail runner has heard it. Why trail run? Aren’t you afraid of tripping? Ultra what? Why go so far? Why wouldContinue reading “Why Trail Running? Because.”

The Tour I Didn’t Know I Joined

I’ve been wanting to write this for years to share my story, and maybe show some insight to certain people that chose to read in to my photos as something they are not. Woman Empowerment is the true story here, but sadly a lot of responses turn into harassment on many levels. As a singleContinue reading “The Tour I Didn’t Know I Joined”