Finding confidence by defining it

There’s a mountain foot race that, in normal years, I would’ve run about two weeks ago. It is both my first mountain race and the only race I’ve run twice. The course is set out something like a figure-8, with one mountain peak sitting at the intersection of the two circles and a second peakContinue reading “Finding confidence by defining it”

Don’t say “Be Patient”

There are a few conversations from years ago that hang on as clear memories. In general, I remember life in a fuzzy way and tend to recall generalities rather than specifics. I remember with clarity,however, being told “Be patient” by a supervisor who should’ve been my champion and not my adversary. This bout of weakContinue reading “Don’t say “Be Patient””

What’s the point

Today is another story about turning around before the end. But it’s more about making sure that I’m being inquisitive about why I do the things I do. The header photo here shows Eidetinden (Eide|tinden, isthmus pointy mountain) on the left. It’s our tallest mountain on Kjerringøy, topping out at about 1017 m above seaContinue reading “What’s the point”