Category Archives: Life

Everything’s Changing.

“The only thing constant in life is change.” – Fran├žois La Rochefoucauld Everything is changing. All the time. And that includes us, as people. An advantage of aging is that over time you get to see the parts of you that change, and the parts of you that stay the same. You get a pretty Continue Reading

Training for the Mountains: Minnesota Style

My plans for August include, among other things, climbing a big mountain. From the bottom to the top is 7,000 vertical feet, 5,000 of those hiking with a heavy pack. So I’ve started amping up my training to prepare. They say the best way to train for hiking uphill with a heavy pack on is Continue Reading

Embracing Winter

I live in Minnesota. Winters here are usually cold, and snowy, and long. This particular winter has been one of the coldest on record. The National Weather Service reports that we’ve had 50 days this winter when the thermometer reading was below 0F. It’s been cold. And we’ve had a good amount of snow, as Continue Reading

So, you’re still doing the climbing thing?

This is a question that’s come up a few times recently. And it always takes me back a little. “Oh, so you’re still doing the climbing thing?” I started climbing 5 years ago. I wandered into a climbing gym to get a gift certificate for someone else, but as soon as I saw those walls Continue Reading

Changing of the Kettlebells Guard.

The only thing constant in life is change. That’s how the speech started. Ron had just put us through one of his grueling workouts. Purposeful and calculated, as always. Ladders of strength and conditioning in neat little packages. He left with very little notice, and very little fanfare. He kicked our butts one last time, Continue Reading