Looking back at 2018

Yes, I somehow failed to write anything between November and now, despite the fact that I can list off a good number of 'happenings'!  While I'd like to sit back and reflect on those events and also on the year as a whole, I think that summarizing might actually be more helpful to me and … Continue reading Looking back at 2018

Hiking highlights

As we are full-on skiing (!!!) and haven't hit the hiking trails for some time, it seems like a timely moment to summarize the hiking season in Zermatt.  First of all, we lucked out weather-wise with a serious lack of rain.  This, obviously, benefitted us, but is concerning long-term for a place that depends on … Continue reading Hiking highlights

Retour des Alpages – A brief weekend in Annecy

We've officially crossed that half-way point, and I'm finally getting around to jotting a few ideas here and there about the experience thus far.  I'll return to the Swiss adventures, of which there are many, but, for now, a quick recap of our quick weekend away.  It's funny because Zermatt is so beautiful, and you'd … Continue reading Retour des Alpages – A brief weekend in Annecy

A return to the mountains

This has been a long time coming, talking about how unhappy I was for the past two years.  Last fall, I decided that teaching middle school was just NOT the right fit, so I made the decision in November (if not before) that I'd end the year but not return.  It was a weird situation … Continue reading A return to the mountains

Road tripping: Whistler and Squamish

At times I feel spectacularly boring or predictable when it comes to life and the patterns that seem to define my experiences or to which I revert.  Case in point, back in 2014, when I undertook the first full ironman journey, I wanted the trip part to be about more than just the race.  And … Continue reading Road tripping: Whistler and Squamish

Post mortem: IM Canada

There's this saying "Third time's charm", which might be true in some cases, but I don't think that I'd sum up my Ironman Canada experience in such a way. It's been just over two weeks ago since I crossed the finish line, and I'm still sorting through the experience.   I have to be honest … Continue reading Post mortem: IM Canada

¡A San José! ¡Pura vida!

Or: The way to San José, Take 2 I'm embarrassed to say that I was NOT looking forward to returning home, unpacking, packing the same bag with an entirely separate set of clothes, and heading back to the airport for a pretty rough schedule - all within a week of my first trip in May.  … Continue reading ¡A San José! ¡Pura vida!