Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Patagonian International Marathon

When I was in high school, I declared at a family gathering that I would never have a regular job. My uncle’s response was “just wait, not only will you be well into a career but you will be listening to country music by age 25."(At the time my music of choice was loud punk) When visiting recently he remembered the day and said, "I’m impressed you held out this long , age 28." (But I’m still not into country)

Looking back, my declaration had nothing to do with angst. Really it was about not wanting to compromise my beliefs or values and I just didn't quite know how to express that at the time.

Along the way I have learned from each job I've held from being a lifeguard, baker, selling running shoes, and working in a therapeutic garden. I have always found ways to be on mountain tops, under the stars and in the ocean for extended periods of time. Now that I’m teaching high school full time it takes more effort to find the right balance but I’m living a life dedicated to passions and joys.I may be clean cut but still feel wild as ever!

I’m excited to be taking part in the 40 mile run through a place I have dreamed of visiting for so long, Torres del Paine National Park in southern Chile. Conservation is about all the small choices we make on a daily basis, sometimes convenience must be sacrificed for the greater good.

"The event,continues to support the mission of calling the world’s attention to the conservation of Chilean Patagonia and contributing to the sustainable development of the region."

September 28, 2013
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Saturday, March 16, 2013


Join us for three days of rapids, trails, and talking story on the majestic Rogue river!!

Momentum River Expeditions:
Rogue River Trail Running Trip

"Join Momentum River Expeditions and ultra runners Jenn Shelton and Billy Barnett on a 3-Day raft supported Trail Running Trip along Oregon’s Wild and Scenic Rogue River. Combine the world famous Rogue River Trail with comfortable raft supported river side camping and gourmet meals."


"This is what you shall do;
Love the earth and sun and the animals,
despise riches,
give alms to every one that asks,
stand up for the stupid and crazy,
devote your income and labor to others,
hate tyrants,
argue not concerning God,
have patience and indulgence toward the people,
take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men,
go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families,
read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life,
re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book,
dismiss whatever insults your own soul,
and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words
but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes
and in every motion and joint of your body." -W.W