I need to run. Or is it that I need to move? Long runs, long bike rides, long hikes through the mountains. Traveling, exploring, interacting with the landscape - viscerally.
My hope this September is to run the Wonderland Trail around Mount Rainier. 93 miles in 3 days. With a few friends. Mount Rainier has been a part of my life since I was a kid: a massive geographic strength, collaborating with the sun and the sound to give me and my life a sense of direction.
It is hard imagining running 93 miles when it is 0F outside and snow-covered trails mean multiple layers, spikes for my shoes, and watching for frostbite. But I will try.