A Journey Complete…
On August 27th, 2020, Liz Anjos (aka “Mercury”) completed the 2,193 mile Appalachian Trail in 51 days, 16 hours, and 30 minutes, becoming the second fastest woman and tenth fastest person to ever hike the trail, and setting the women’s fastest known time northbound.
“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks disappearing? —It’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy adventure beneath the skies.” -Jack Kerouac Two days ago I kissed my husband André goodbye, gaveContinue reading “The Open Road”
This morning as I woke, the line between dream and reality was a bit blurry as I came to. I didn’t even remember falling asleep the night before. I felt around and under my pillow in the dark until my hand enclosed around the silicone case of my phone. I tapped the screen to checkContinue reading “Don’t Think, Just Run”
As I tend to do, I’ve been dreaming up possibilities for the future. I feel physically recovered from the Appalachian Trail, though the emotional aftermath still comes and goes like aftershocks following an earthquake. I’ve run 60ish miles per week for the past 14 weeks with more vertical feet than I’ve ever covered outside of the AT.Continue reading “Looking Within”