Down-sized living in a modern age: In the summer of 1999 I suddenly found myself without a job or home. With a partner and newborn—and plenty of crazy ideas common to twenty-somethings—I decided to build a yurt and embark on homesteading in my native New Hampshire.
I didn't know it was possible to sweat this much. It's barely past 10 a.m. and my bike computer is saying it's 34 Celsius, I don't even want to know what the humid-ex is. Our elevation only goes up today, and my job is to just keep pedalling.
It was an unseasonably warm, Sunday evening for being late October. Four Cedars Standing turned and walked away from the lodge into the coming darkness. He'd already traveled 20 miles on foot that day, but was heading out for one more lap through Turtle River State Park, outside of Grand Forks, ND, another loop for the END-TRAILS 12 hour foot race.
I'm guessing I'm not alone in the feelings I had when my wife and I first found out we were pregnant. Even though we both wanted to have kids I knew life was about to change drastically. One of my biggest fears was that my time in the outdoors would be severely limited or not happen at all, but that has been far from the truth.
"It wasn't so much of a surprise, I was fourth last year, but I was 30 minutes faster than last year's time." Josh Arthur was on to a second place win at Run Rabbit Run earlier in September. What was a surprise to him was that he did that while nursing a groin injury.