Without slowing my tempo, I bolt to the left, leaving the gravel road behind as I penetrate the cool shade of the towering trees. The path is shady and precarious. I quickly scan the terrain for roots, rocks, and other ankle-busting obstructions. “Is this who I am now?” I wonder, "a trail runner?"
I was used to undertaking challenges in the vertical realm which require patience and endurance, but hadn’t ever embraced one on the horizontal plane. A marathon in the land of arctic ice and polar bears; the idea sounded just crazy enough to be fun and memorable for my first ever marathon.
The climb is at least 6 miles long to the top of Caesar’s Head, and I am feeling every inch of it. By the end of the day we will have ridden more than 100 miles, and at the rate I’m going, I can’t imagine how long that will take.
Formed in 2007, Red Cloud Productions makes a strong statement about its own potential with the launch of its first feature film, "The Potential Inside." Founder and Executive Producer Scotty Curlee goes after filmmaking with the same energy that got him to the Olympic trials in cycling.
I didn’t want to get up early, I didn’t want to be stuck out here for hours, and I definitely didn’t want to give up my Saturday. But service isn't always convenient and doesn't always bring the limelight, sometimes it just gets paint all over your clothes. Nevertheless, we almost always get back more than we give.
In a time when most people separate God from their daily lives, Ben King stands out as an athlete who argues something completely different. At 23 years old, this professional cyclist wants to make one thing clear: God is more important than anything you will ever achieve on this earth.
Though the air is still warm outside, the water is starting to cool down a bit with the coming of fall. Soon I won’t be able to jump in without a wetsuit; but right now the water is a perfect temperature.
Two years ago she was finishing up graduate school and thinking about a full-time career; today, she’s training for the 2012 London Olympics. If this is the first time you’re hearing about Gwen Jorgensen, you need to remember her, because she’s just getting started.
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