The First Van Crisis

This morning, I had my first van crisis. Although that sounds extreme now looking back, it definitely was challenging. To set the scene, it has been frigid here in Ithaca the past few days. Snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures. I was lucky to be able to park in one spot all weekend, which meant I…

Focus and Willpower

My word for 2017 was Tough. In 2017, I made myself tougher in many respects. I ran some gnarly trails. I lived alone on Syracuse for 6 months. I moved back to Ithaca. I showed up for people. I made pain my friend. I tried to get better at being cold. I controlled my mouth…