Browsing articles from "July, 2012"
Jul 24, 2012
Erik

More Paralympic inspiration

I don’t know Wesley but I find this story pretty remarkable. The idea of running at full speed and then jumping 22 feet, without being able to see where you are going, is a bit terrifying. But he won silver medals at both Athens and Beijing and now holds the world record for Paralympians. He will be going for gold in London and I bet he wins. Yet another person proving you can do great things when you believe there are no barriers in life! Read more at the New York Times.

Jul 16, 2012
Erik

A Friend Heads to the Paralympics

My young friend Andrew Johnson will be heading to London to compete in the 1,000 meter rowing sprint. I’ve been fortunate to hike the Inca Trail in Peru and in the Dolomites of Italy with Andrew and can attest that he has the great attitude and spirit that it takes to be a world-class athlete.

Here is a TV news profile of Andrew and his rowing partner as the train for the big event. You can bet that I’ll be cheering them on!

Jul 11, 2012
Erik

Shoshone kayak run

Here is a video of my first attempt at running the Colorado River in Glen Canyon. Things go pretty well…at first!

I did make it through with no flips or swims on later runs. But alas no video of that. Trust me!