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The Gathering of the Tribe

The Gathering of the Tribe

This tribe is our community, our church, our group of like minded individuals. We share stories, make deep connections on runs using little or no words, and we find ourselves amidst groups where no one gives a sideways glance about a 6 hour run through the mountains. We revel in the presence of those who have similar shared experience, and we breath a little easier because of it. We are bolstered by the community, encouraged by other people’s race performances, and by our communal tenacity to push tin search of our limits.

Alpenhorn at the beginning of Western States 100. Photo: Erik Schulte

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I'm Not the Outdoor Type — Here's How I Get Active Anyways

I'm Not the Outdoor Type — Here's How I Get Active Anyways

Growing up in the suburbs of metro Detroit, I was less of a Huckleberry Finn and more of a Harriet the Spy — always observing the world and people around me, but never straying far from the familiarity of my neighborhood blocks.

For me, adventure meant treading every nearby street with my best friend by bike, slapping our spare change on the counter of the neighborhood convenience store for daily slurpees and packs of Sour Patch Kids to split between the two us. 

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