INTJ, Mainer, trail runner, wannabe dirtbag, occasional beach bum

 

Running allows me to go to a place that I can not access in modern society. It lets me tap into a part of my brain that can only be reached through such physical exhaustion and determination that running 10+ miles can create. If it were merely about staying in shape or looking good I’m not sure it would be as appeasing. Something about running for hours at a time, having emotional ups and downs, and getting to the point that your mind is cloudy but calm all in the course of a single run is addicting. You just can’t get that much pain and pleasure for free anywhere else

NakdRunr (via myleanlife)

There are only two moments I know of where I’m able to quiet the noise in my head: ascents and descents.

"It’s impossible," said pride.

"It’s risky," said experience.

"It’s pointless," said reason.

"Give it a try," whispered the heart.

Author Unknown (via thatkindofwoman)

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Photo Credit and comment -Tim Kemple

Yesterday I watched @rorybosio win the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc here in Chamonix France. And while the images we captured on the course were amazing, it was this moment — after signing autographs, having her picture taken 1000 times, and talking to reporters for an hour, that I love the most. -
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Yes, despite superhuman feats of endurance, Rory takes off her shoes one foot at a time, just like everyone else.http://instagram.com/p/sXNalTvWUy/

Photo Credit and comment -Tim Kemple

Yesterday I watched @rorybosio win the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc here in Chamonix France. And while the images we captured on the course were amazing, it was this moment — after signing autographs, having her picture taken 1000 times, and talking to reporters for an hour, that I love the most. -
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Yes, despite superhuman feats of endurance, Rory takes off her shoes one foot at a time, just like everyone else.
http://instagram.com/p/sXNalTvWUy/

I love that sweet smell of decay that surrounds me in forests and woods. A kind of mulchy, deep, rich rot that has no connotation of death or ending, but rather of life and age. A sense of perpetual destruction and rebirth.

Stowe's Thompson Trying To Break Long Trail Record | Vermont Public Radio

My buddy R.J’s interview with VPR. We sent him off from the Northern Terminus Tuesday morning at 7:20am. He was on the summit of Mt. Mansfield around 5pm Wednesday, right on schedule.

Never regret thy fall,
O Icarus of the fearless flight
For the greatest tragedy of them all
Is never to feel the burning light

Oscar Wilde  (via misselizabethbennets)

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