What You See Is What You Get

Asheville, Western NC, United States
Now residing back in the mountains of western NC where I was born. I've spent the past 12 years mountain bike racing with many amazing riders all the way from Miami to the midwest. Mountain biking then turned to an endurance endeavor for me in 2002, competing in 12/24 hour, & 100 mile races. I found endurance was my calling , then in 2009 was introduced to endurance running through an amazing group of people in WNC & have since went on to participate in many ultra running events. I feel like the people I ride & run along side in the endurance world tend to be well rounded & driven by the better things in life, purely because you cant fake or be superficial in this endurance world. Everything I do in my life is to allow me the time & energy to keep pursuing my passion of adventure in whatever form it comes. I was gifted life & the gift of an active life by my still inspiring mother Nancy, whom I lost in 1999 to suicide. I've learned through my adventures & losses to have a blast, don't take your self to seriously, & keep going because there is no finish line. This goes out to you mom.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Acadia National Park

If you've never been, get yourself here sometime in your life. What this blog is about, Inspiration, each & every mile of trail, mountain tops, & shore line is just that.  This place & its inspiration will bring you back to your passion, purpose, & make you remember who your are beyond everything you've surrounded your life with.  I've cried just running down the trail, this place has reminded me everyday of my favorite ideal. THERE IS NO FINISH LINE, while I strive to give it all I've got & love to win, my focus can be on the things that will not make me a better man, but simply waste my life & love. So as I head out into the woods again today & let it consume me,  I will find my purpose one foot in front of the other.
 " I see my path, but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it."
                                                    Rosalia De Castro