It was announced last month that the university I work at will be closing this spring. For good. It was announced last week that the world we live in will … Continue reading Beauty Over Fear
#52sparks: Faceless Portrait
Run. Walk. Up. Down. Stumble. Sweat. Regret. Hold On. These and many more were the experiences of my 13 miles wandering Powell Butte two weeks ago. I should be spending … Continue reading #52sparks: Faceless Portrait
Choosing the Hard Way
I write a column for the quarterly Oregon Road Runners Club magazine, and wanted to share about my last ultra…and why I’m trying again.
How long is this marathon? What about your knees? What do you listen to for all that time? Do you ever win? How do you not get bored? Why? These … Continue reading #52sparks: Hobby
On the last day of 2019, I went for a run on Powell Butte, right as the clouds started pouring down. I’ve run up there before, but always with someone … Continue reading Finding North
#52sparks: Happiness Is
My mom’s nickname for me is George. It has been for as long as I can remember. Though it wasn’t until some time in my teen years that she admitted … Continue reading #52sparks: Happiness Is
#52sparks: Who Are You?
The professor in my social justice course once assigned us to write down 10 words that described ourselves. We were given just a minute or so in class so it … Continue reading #52sparks: Who Are You?
Resolutions are ways to plan for the new year, but they can also be burdens that bring you crashing down after a single failure. Instead, each year I set up … Continue reading 2020 Goals
#RunPhD: Mile 11
Last weekend I ran the Holiday Half Marathon in Portland Oregon. I have actually lost track of how many times I’ve run that race, and Facebook was of little help … Continue reading #RunPhD: Mile 11
#RunPhD: Choosing Crazy
It is really hard to get up to run in the morning. Even harder during the winter when it’s cold outside. You have to leave the warm cocoon you spent … Continue reading #RunPhD: Choosing Crazy