Hello geocachers…

So I haven’t done a search or anything. but I feel like we have talked about geocaching before. If not (or you missed that one) let me direct you here. Check that out and come on back. Lately I have been working with the good folks at Real Deal Brazil on a geocaching team. (Good ahead and check that site out too.) And we are underway! So far there are three of us on the team and we are starting to spread the word. RDB…

Adventure comes in all shapes and sizes…

And this fall adventure has popped in a very unusual way. Late summer I received a phone call from an old business school professor and he asked if I would be interested in filling in for a couple classes. They had a sudden opening and I might be the guy. Why not, I thought to myself and promptly found myself interviewing for a Teaching Instructor position at the University. Trust me, there is a good deal of adventure in teaching business decision modeling techniques to…

And this is what is sounds like when men cry…

So its 9:15 on a Friday morning and there I am getting my hands wrapped for a workout at TITLE Boxing. If you haven’t tried this you really should. (And the first one is free, too.) If you have tried it, you know what is coming next… the toughest hour long workout I think I have ever done. Here is the drill: The first 15 minutes is a warm up. After stretching, jogging, calisthenics, jumping jacks, lunging and squats I thought the workout could be…

Happy 4th?

I do indeed hope you had a happy 4th of July full of all the things you like to do on a summer weekend. I found a fun thing. A friend of mine organizes a for fun trail run on the weekend of the 4th. Up till now it seems I always had some other commitment and couldn’t make it. But this year the calendar was clear and it seemed time to go. And what fun it was. We gathered at Goose Creek State Park…

Upgrade your weekend…

It is worth the reminder that not all adventuring takes ton of planning and preparation. Sometimes all wee need to do is shift one part of our weekend to turn it into an adventure. I reminded myself of that this past weekend. I felt that I needed a camping weekend but just wasn’t up for a ton of planning and researching. I just wanted to get out for the weekend. So why not camp close to home? I think that since camping close to home…

Finished standing up…

Races completed and I finished the way I like to… vertically. One could be picky and wish that I had run the half about 10 minutes faster, but it was Ocracoke and that doesn’t always lead to early nights, if you get my drift. Anyway, to be super racer or anything, but the training plan called for 3 mile run the day before the race, and there was a 5k also, so why not get two tee shirts. A tee shirt and a cause an…

The start of a new season…

OK technically there really isn’t a racing or camping season. And even if there was, I have done both already in this calendar year. And yet… Ocracoke will always seem like the season opener to me. This will be my 4th year at this race (I wish I could have made the first year so I could have run them all). Race info is here. And you may notice that they have added a half marathon this year. Yeah, I signed up. I am a…

Close to home…

Discovery comes in so many flavors. On a recent Saturday, when the weather was still seasonably warm, I felt like getting out. And since I didn’t have much time, I decided a micro-adventure would work fine. So I headed across the river with cameras in tow to take a hike at a park close to home. Well, more of a walk than a hike really. But still the point was to be outside and maybe get a picture or two. (OK, ended up getting one.)…

Well begun is half done…

Or so I seem to recall hearing at some point in my life. And to that end, congrats to the North Carolina State Parks system. I participated in the First Day Hike at Goose Creek State Park and it was a very good hike. The park superintendent was our guide and he passed on some very good knowledge about the park and about their plans for the future. The hike was not too long or too technical and so was enjoyed by a fairly large…

Micro adventure…

Micro adventure, day trips, what ever you want to call them… just do them. The weather was so grand over Christmas that I was looking for something to do to take advantage of it. With most of the holiday time spent with family and all that is Christmas, it came down to a micro adventure. And this, as it turns out, is a great way to part with some of the myriad of Christmas leftovers that are no doubt all up in the fridge. And…