Uphill Running Tips: Making Molehills Out of Mountains

Hills. Mention them, and people grin ear-to-ear, or they shudder visibly. Love them or hate them, you can’t deny the benefits of uphill running.

No matter your choice of running—trail or road—hills will help you take your fitness to the next level. From the benefits for your cardiovascular system to the strength gains, it’s time to stop ignoring those dreaded hills and take them head-on.

Running trails

Running Trails Near Me: The Best Guide to Find New Trails

Finding a running trail near you is probably one of the hardest things to do. The internet is full of garbage when it comes to finding a decent running route at your local park or in the mountains.

When I asked my followers how they found their way around running trails, I found out most of them relied on information from random blogs and websites. There had to be a better and simpler way to find great and enjoyable routes for runners.

Luckily, as I’ve traveled and searched endlessly for trails to run, I’ve discovered some handy apps/websites that make finding trails a breeze.

Pokhara is a beautiful city, but getting food poisoning isn't so beautiful

Travel After Dark: Food Poisoning in Pokhara

“Man, this dhal bhat is delicious!” my girlfriend, Kaitlyn, said as she ate a large helping.

We were sitting in a small, local restaurant in Pokhara, Nepal, that had been recommended to us by a random man we met while we were in Vietnam.

I address him as a “random man” because we didn’t even take the time to get his name. But not getting someone’s name is no reason to turn down their restaurant recommendation.

Running Downhill: A Quick Guide to Crushing Descents

Is there anything worse than lead legs from downhill running?

You know the feeling. You just finished running down a huge hill, and it’s near the end of your run. You’re ready to push it to the finish. 

But, you make a call to your legs, and they’ve gone home for the day. Why can you just be like Kilian Jornet?

UTMB 2021 Results: King François & Queen Courtney Continue to Reign

This year, the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) race was just as expected: amazing. And the UTMB 2021 results were, in some races, as expected.

The performances from the top athletes this year were something to behold. There were battles back-and-forth between the top three places throughout the races. This made for an event that I couldn’t look away from—even when I had work to do.

So, let’s take a look at the UTMB 2021 results.

5 Amazing Places to Visit in Phuket

Mention Phuket to people, and you’ll get two types of reactions. The seasoned traveler will roll their eyes while muttering, “Ugh, Phuket. It’s so touristy.”

Or, ask the standard tourist. Their face will light up as the stunning white-sand beaches, and azure waters fill up their mind. “Ugh, Phuket,” they say, “It is so dreamy. I want to visit.”

Yet, Phuket is much more than both of those things.

Here’s What You Need To Know About UTMB 2021

It’s August again, and the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) is less than a week away! After not having any of the events last year due to Covid, it’s back in full force—and I’m beyond excited for UTMB 2021. As a trail and ultra runner, this is our Super Bowl.

Despite Covid restrictions making it hard for some runners to get to France for the race, the lineup is still packed with the best runners in the world. And that isn’t only on the men’s side; the women’s side is sure to be just as competitive. So here’s what you need to know about UTMB 2021.

Is Trail Running Dangerous? Stay Safe on the Trails

Aren’t you worried about something bad happening?” This is a question I often hear when I say that I love trail running and that I spend many hours each week out in the middle of the forest/jungle (depending on where I am in the world). Is trail running dangerous? Yes, it can be.

However, in my opinion, trail running isn’t any more dangerous than road running. If you take the right precautions, that is. Begin to go on your runs without the proper gear, or the correct amount of hydration/nutrition and it’s a matter of when, not if, you put yourself into a precarious situation.

Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

Roll the Credits: Thoughts on Roadrunner and Anthony Bourdain

One moment from Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain stood out more than any other. Maybe it stood out for you, too. And it wasn’t a moment I want to remember.

Bourdain is in Hong Kong, speaking to a pair of Iranian refugees at dinner. Tony opens up by asking, “What is your hope?”

The man pauses briefly before saying, “To be honest, I—um—I’m not a big fan of hope.” But before he could finish, Tony interrupts him. He and the camera crew wanted to reposition to get a better shot.

I cringed at the moment.

Travel More

I’ll never forget how nervous I was on January 7th, 2012. My stomach was doing more flips than the pancakes I had eaten that morning. My mind wouldn’t stop racing.

And there was no chance I was getting any sleep.

The next day, I would be heading to Barcelona, where I’d stay with a host family for the next few months while I spent a college term studying abroad.

It’d also be the first time I’d live somewhere that wasn’t within 15 minutes of a family member.

Fast forward almost 10 years, and I’m living in Thailand. And I can’t wait to travel more.