Altitude Sickness

Altitude Sickness
August 31, 2016

Altitude Sickness: principled allegiances

Today’s run was wet. Really wet. I went on vacation recently and took about seven days off from training, so am really not feeling anything about a Spartan race, but part of me wants to see what I can do starting from basically nothing. Realistically…

Altitude Sickness
August 24, 2016

The extents of itchiness

By Brady Crain Last week on one of my hikes, I got neck deep in some poison parsnip. I don’t believe that I am particularly allergic to this plant, because the only places it broke out was on my legs, which were covered with fresh…

Altitude Sickness
August 18, 2016

Altitude Sickness: Road rash

It’s funny what happens when you run on autopilot. More on that later, though. A couple of weeks ago I was out riding my road bike, and my ride took a bit longer than I had hoped (my plan was to go up Killington Road,…

Altitude Sickness: performing comedy naked
Altitude Sickness
August 10, 2016

Altitude Sickness: performing comedy naked

Most of you know that I was, for a very long time, a nationally touring stand-up comic. Some of you know that I had a weekly comedy show this past winter up at the Summit Lodge. What nearly none of you know about is that…

Altitude Sickness
July 21, 2016

Pain, trail running and playing at the Wine Fest

Given that I used to pop anti-inflammatory pills like candy when I was a fighter, I have assiduously avoided them since. I have weathered many injuries to my knees, back, neck, bruises, etc. without any sort of assistance, but this has been different…neck pain followed…

Altitude Sickness: Refugees
Altitude Sickness
June 30, 2016

Altitude Sickness: Refugees

 

Empathy, perspective and ethics: refugees and Rutland

Today I am going to leave my usual topics and briefly dive into a topic that is in the news here locally: Syrian refugees coming to Rutland.

I was surprised and pleased when Mayor Louras announced that…

Pip is training me, too
Altitude Sickness
June 16, 2016

Pip is training me, too

I love this spring—the beautiful weather, good hiking, great climbing both at the gym and outdoors, and playing softball (for the first time in my life). I am on the Killington Deli team, and after a few disastrous early games, things are coming together nicely….