I slowly prop myself up in bed, trying not to use my right leg or even lift my hips at all. Pain still shoots through the site of my recent surgery as I struggle to get used to the mobility restrictions. “Dammit,” I curse to no one in particular. Once I’m finally seated somewhat upright, […]
A Day in the LifeThe Edge and Back
I could keep going, past the streetlights and the buildings. Sure, I couldn’t run anymore, but I could walk for now. Once my legs gave out I could probably still crawl. The sun would come up, and I’d be dead before noon.
A Day in the LifeDownstream
The fingers of my right hand twitched around the fiberglass shaft of the kayak paddle as my Chacos crunched their way down the double-wide gravel path that leads to the put in. A small whitewater boat rested heavily on my left shoulder, and my heart pounded just a little harder with each step closer to […]
A Day in the LifeThe Silverton 50K
I shivered slightly as I walked across an unfamiliar park in the pre-dawn hours of the morning, still blinking sleep out of my eyes. It was early July, but the southern Colorado air made it feel more like October. I wouldn’t have been surprised to see frost coating the grass; that is if it wasn’t […]