“You don’t have to have total clarity in order to just put one foot in front of the other.”
I clutched my stomach in agony and thought, I’m going to die. I was in Manali, India, in a cheap motel, lying on the floor of the bathroom. The projectile vomiting, cramps, headache, and diarrhea were horrible, but that wasn’t the worst of it. When I looked in the toilet, I couldn’t believe my eyes. […]
It happens to me every year, without fail. I get too excited. When winter starts to melt away, I start running again, too hard, too fast, without enough stretching and without any strength training. And by August, something hurts—usually my heel, my Achilles, or a calf muscle. So I start the Ibuprofen, ice, and dreaded […]
What is the real reason I embark on this kind of adventure in the backcountry? Do I carry a heavy backpack up 3,600 feet to reach camp, placing myself entirely in Mother Nature’s hands and good will while suffering from blisters and bruised toes, all because it’s just so much fun?
Feeling helpless about cancer isn’t uncommon—especially with the constant talk of cancer being on the rise and with all of us watching women we know and love be stricken by the disease. But instead of letting the overwhelming prevalence of cancer sink you into depression, you should know that there are plenty of things that […]