March 1, 2016 by MJD

Triathlon Year

“You have to wonder at times what you’re doing out there. Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.” Five years ago began the start of participating in multiple races. From the…

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January 3, 2016 by MJD

Three Months Ago

Pre Departure  A little over three months feels as if it were just yesterday. Doing last minute shopping, packing up, and getting to go onboard the carrier. Travel light. Project ahead.      The two guiding principles for the weeks… Errrr. Days prior. Here is the break down of the luggage along with the contents inside….

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August 30, 2015 by MJD

So You Want to Hike Half Dome

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir After tackling Half Dome, it was something I wanted to write about. As an unofficial how-to-guide based from my own experience…. *picture taken 2013 from Glacier Point. Weeks Before Selecting the date is crucial to planning. I had added Hiking Half Dome in my…

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