In the last few years I have been struggling to see the potential that I know is within me. I’ve shared my experiences and worked at being better for myself. I’ve expressed my vulnerability and laid it all out. Through it all I have always tried to spin each situation in a positive light. To label it as a learning experience, proclaiming to bounce back in an epic fashion. But what do you do when you don’t bounce back? When you’ve taken the steps to become better and it falls short. When you think you are being your best self but you're feeling worse than you ever have. You put away your pride and reach out for help.
I get a lot of questions about how and where I train while living in the van. Though I’m not traveling to a new place every day, I’ve spent the past 3 months all over Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, and Utah. Since moving into the van I definitely spend more time planning – where to sleep, where to shower, and where to train. Sometimes I use google. Other times, I reach out to locals for recommendations. Sometimes it’s just luck. Sometimes, in the moment I see a beautiful place, I stop, get out a map, and go!
Here are 10 (or so) beautiful places I’ve run: