2013 Goals

Recently, I decided to take a look at the list of fitness goals I had made for 2013.  It’s interesting (and a little depressing) to look back at the lofty goals and expectations I had at the beginning of the year.  Overall, I have to say I’ve done pretty well in terms of accomplishing my…

Prime Rib

I’m not 100% sure why I decided on making prime rib this week since I’ve never actually tasted one.  Actually, thats a lie. I know exactly why I decided to make it. Last week I was folding laundry and watching TV when the Nu Wave Oven Infomercial came on TV.  It’s a culinary marvel!  Simply…

Guest Blog from my Dad

My story starts about 2 years ago.  I was your typical IT type office worker that sat on my backside for 40 to 50+ hours a week cranking out computer source code to automate business processes in a large corporate environment.  Most days I really enjoyed the chance to create applications that make peoples work…

Runners World Recipe: Quinoa Kale Egg Breakfast

For years I’ve unknowingly been battling something I didn’t even know was in most of the food I ate: gluten.  As I’ve transitioned away from most foods that contain gluten I’ve found that I feel much, much better.  Gluten is responsible for the elastic texture of dough, its in cereal grains and in my opinion,…

Newton Distance S

Over the last couple of years I’ve really gotten back into running more like I was training when I was in college.  A few months ago while at a local running store armed with a Groupon, I decided to try something totally different and buy a pair of Newtons.  For those of you who may…

Linville Gorge: The Open Book

A few years ago I had my first experience with Linville Gorge in a backpacking trip turned epic bushwhack.  They say lots of people end up getting lost there an I can see why, venturing off the trail can (and probably will) spice up your backpacking/climbing trip.  The trip from Charlotte consists of about 2…

24HHH Recap

Well a week or so later and I finally feel recovered.  I guess I should have figured that 24 straight hours of climbing would wear me out, but I had no clue what was in store for us in terms of the sheer exhaustion we’d feel. Mark and I arrived at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch the…

New Blog!

As is the norm when people start blogs, I have no idea where this is going to take me or what I’m going to do with it. I envision it being some sort of hybrid between keeping track of my life (memories) and helping encourage others that anything is possible.  There is so much I…