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Archive for August 2012

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200 Miles in 29.5 Hours: Hood to Coast - The Mother of All Relays

3:45 A.M. came early (which I suppose is to be expected) and we rolled off our benches to prep for the approaching insanity.  Half of team "Hood to Whose Idea Was This" climbed in and Van 1 of 2 was off and rolling out of Hood River towards Mt. Hood.   The mountain was still enveloped in darkness as we parked near the relay's starting point.  A quick check of the weather confirms that my run was going to be quite brisk at 36 degrees.  Nerves and excitement set in as team names are announced over the loud speaker and the sun began to peak over Mt. Hood's conical snow line.  This is it... we try to wrap our minds around the fact that some time tomorrow afternoon we're going to have run as a team to the Oregon Coast 200 miles away, as long as we can actually make it.   We were about to attempt the possibly impossible task of completing the Hood to Coast Relay along with 12,816 other runners. Read more

One of the mentioned life-risking shots of a vicious zombie for your entertainment. You're welcome.
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Zombie Outbreak in Salt Lake City, Utah!

Upon hearing reports of an immanent zombie infestation near the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, we did what any good adventure bloggers would do -- we drove straight there and risked life, limb, and brains to capture the action!   Read more

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Travel Provoked Thought: I Can Do It Later

Ah, the fatal mentality of deciding to put things off.  Before leaving a considered "normal life" and hitting the open road to live in a van we found ourselves always thinking if we had more time we would.....  Now that we don’t have a “job” taking up all of that free time, what we do with it becomes the center of concern.

We don’t want to over-blog our way through this adventurous lifestyle and forget to actually experience it, but we also don’t want it to slip away.  Both Josh and I have a desire to share our life with others to not only inspire them, but inspire ourselves.    Read more