Equinox

In honor of the autumnal equinox and a recent experience of mine, this blog post is in a different style from the usual. This is a reflection on some of the forces at work in my life over the past year: forces of love and landscape that I think move us all. I hope you …

Party Season

There are four seasons in a ski racer’s life: Summer Volume, Fall Intensity, Race Season, and Party Season. The reputation is that Nordies go hard. Certainly we train hard (my biggest weeks this year will be over 30 hours of training, and elite men are doing more), and we absolutely race hard. Those frozen globs …

The End of the Beginning

The common fears my friends talk about are 1) Not knowing what they want to do with their lives, and 2) Not knowing how to make it happen. Often Fear #1 is really just Fear #2 in disguise. When we don’t see how something is possible, it can be easy to write it off entirely, leaving us with the illusion that we don’t know what we want.

Pacific Nomadic

Times of transition can be beautiful, exciting, terrifying. They are almost always a little disconcerting, as we step onto a new path, or even into a new identity. Things have been quiet on the blog lately as some transitions have been underway for me and for Endurance Efficacy. The website has a new look, and …