Balance Through Extremes: This F-in’ Rules

We have some really good days out here – damn beautiful ones. There are moments of such sheer perfection and joy that you just can’t keep a grin off your face. It’s a level of happiness that I don’t think I knew before I moved out here, and one which I certainly didn’t know before I decided to upend my life four years ago.

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Balance Through Extremes: The Iron Cowboy

James Lawrence is what most people would call insane.  In 2012 he destroyed the world record for most Ironman Triathlons in a given year – 30 races in 11 countries.  For those unfamiliar with the masochism that is an Ironman, it involves a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and a 26.2 mile run. But that wasn’t enough. He knew he could push himself further.

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Balance Through Extremes: Wisdom Beneath the Earth

Everyone struggles at different times – some are more afraid of the tight spaces, some of the sheer drops, some of being wet and cold for so many hours. For me it changes each time.  I’ve been stuck face down in crevices, walked across 6” ledges with drops to each side, wondered if I’ll last until the end.  But no matter what, I always come out different.

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