This past Sunday, I ran a half marathon at my alma mater (The University of Maine). I have run for a while but could not believe this was my first race of the year. After running a marathon in 2013, I have continued to run races but in a less structured way. Trying to find the balance of pushing myself and leaving room to skip out on everything and just go climb a mountain, hit the road, or jump on my paddle board. I really love running the half marathon. There is just something about 13.1 miles that I just like. It is probably my favorite race length.
It should be no surprise that I have included a running story that has brought me inspiration to continue pushing the boundaries of what is possible and living my outdoor adventure life to the fullest. I am headed to the Whites in New Hampshire this weekend and cannot wait to just soak it all in. Here are a few stories and links that really made me think and brought inspiration to live my adventure life. I hope you enjoy these as much as I have.
Cheers to a fantastic weekend... the first weekend of summer!!
- No surprise here, but glad to see this article from the Atlantic that spending time in nature is correlated with better mental health, attention, and mood in both children and adults.
- Read the inspiring story of Michael Westphal, a Runner With Parkinson's Disease Qualifies for Boston Marathon
- Dark Side of the Lens came out four years ago. Thanks to the re-share of a 2011 Chase Jarvis' blog post I was able to see it. Wow! Beautiful film with great inspiration and things to think about. One of the many fantastic quotes: "I never set out to become anything in particular, only to live creatively and push the scope of my experience through adventure and through passion."