I thrive off adventure in the outdoors. There is something about it that makes me feel more alive, at peace, full of positive energy and connected with myself. I feel as though the outdoors are where I belong. Adventures bring passion to my life and a light in my eyes that no other aspect of my life delivers.
For me to feel as though I am getting my regular dose of adventure I need to experience at least one new journey outside per week. This can be a short hike in the woods or a multi day backpacking trip through a peaceful lake basin. I just know that without regular adventure something is missing.
My adventures vary is size and type. If you and I were to meet I would tell you that I am a skier, backpacker, hiker, rock climber, mountain climber and trail runner amongst other things. My life is nothing short from adventurous and I am grateful for that.
My winter months are filled with skiing in the back country, side country and resorts of Central Oregon. My family and friends have made skiing more than just a recreational activity. It is a way of life. We thrive in the mountains and love the relationships that we get to strengthen while having fun in the winter wonderland. Skiing has taught me a lot about the importance of relationships and respect for the outdoors. I am looking forward to skiing other parts of the world.
Spring, summer and fall are filled with trail running, mountain climbing and rock climbing. Rock climbing is a sport that allows me to experience adventure while strengthening my mind and body. It forces you to become ever more present, put trust in other individuals and walk lightly. I currently live 45 minutes from Smith Rock State Park where I enjoy adventures regularly.
Trail running is another individual sport that I have come to absolutely love. Often I find myself going on runs alone that are upwards of twenty miles. I have seen some of the most beautiful areas of Central Oregon as a result of taking on these challenging adventures and I only look forward to running trails in other parts of the country and world. This past fall I had the pleasure of running my first 50K and this summer I will complete my first 50 miler at Mt Hood.
One might say I am already living an adventurous life and there is no need for me to put more focus on this aspect. Well I can tell you the adventure has just begun. I am going to take all of my sports to the next level in the years to come. What does that mean? To me it is simple! I am going to ski more technical terrain, climb higher grade routes and run faster and longer.
I hope you enjoy adventure. It has provided me with so much knowledge and experience that ripples into other areas of my life and I am truly looking forward to the rest of this adventure.
It is only in adventure that some people succeed in finding themselves - in knowing themselves. - Andre Gide
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