General, Share-topia 2018

Quick Review: PATH Project

A friend Mike B. mentioned PATH Project shorts to me a couple of months ago when we were out for a run. He really enjoyed them, and loved the pockets, so I finally decided to pull the trigger and pick up a pair of their Sykes shorts and take them for a spin. Initially I […]

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General, Share-topia 2018

Bring back Facebook Groups!

Facebook and I have a love/hate relationship. On one hand, I love the ability to interact with folks, digitally, from all over the world. I’m able to see what’s going on with friends and family, and in general it helps me stay connected. Yet, on the other hand… I hate the general newsfeed. It’s often […]

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General, Share-topia 2018

Sawyer Gravity Water Filter Review

Since we were going camping in the Porkies as a group, we decided to get a larger gravity style water filtration system. It would be easier to share a larger quantity of water among three people, than having to mess with a bunch of smaller bottles or pump filters. We did a bit of research […]

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General, Share-topia 2018

Going slow for better results

Since my running goals this year have been mostly intrinsic, and not heavily reliant on races, I’ve been able to do things that I normally hadn’t tried before. Once of those things is running with my wife more often. My wife Lisa is one of the people who was instrumental in getting me in to […]

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General, Share-topia 2018

Hitting 1000 early

This year my running has been in a new place. I’m feeling strong, I’m logging miles, and I’m avoiding injury. My attitude is completely different, and I’m finding joy in running that I hadn’t had for many years. As a part of all of this, I’m reaching goals a lot sooner than in previous years. […]

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General, Share-topia 2018

Porcupine Mountains, Night 4

As my wife and I waited at the Buckshot Cabin, we started to hear the telltale sound of thunder again. I walked over to the lake and saw that there were some small thunderheads moving in from the lake. Nothing too terrible, but we were concerned that Mike was going to get soaked again. Thankfully, […]

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General, Share-topia 2018

Porcupine Mountains, Night 3

We awoke on day 3 to the sound of light rain. In reality the rain had pretty much stopped at that point, but the tree canopy was continuing to drip water on us from its water laden leaves. We had decided, the night before, to start our hike early and then eat a later breakfast […]

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General, Share-topia 2018

Smokey morning sun

This morning I went out for a 15 mile run, and as I came around the corner of one of the turns on the single track I got a glimpse of the morning sun. However, it wasn’t the sun as we normally see it. The intense smoke from wildfires out west obscured the sun to […]

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General, Share-topia 2018

Porcupines Mountains, Night 1 & 2

I’ve been off the grid a bit this past week/weekend, engaging in our first back country camping trip. I had done one night on the Superior Hiking Trail, almost 2 decades ago, but otherwise have stuck with car/camper camping since then. We were excited to try out a bunch of new gear that we had […]

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