Out of the Gym and into the Gem

That’s the Gem State I am talking about. Yup, training has successfully been relocated to Sun Valley, Idaho. Besides the amazing views, killer skiing, and world-famous potatoes, it has also proved to be an ante-upper for my workouts. Nearly 5,000 feet above my usual gym, it makes training all the more taxing. But with a…

T-Minus Thirty Days

My family is definitely a bit odd in the sense that nobody takes the slightest notice of me traipsing around in a 20 pound weight vest and sub-zero mountaineering boots on Tuesday night. Clad in only running shorts, a t-shirt, and said mountaineering gear, I am making an effort to break in the stiff new…

Buddhism and Box Jumps: preparing for the trip

As I walk down to the YMCA guided solely by repetitious knowledge and my pitiful excuse for an iPhone flashlight, the sky begins to unload on me. “Shit” I whisper to no one in particular, and hurry down to the gym. Most morning s begin for me this way, a 5 am wake up followed…