New Gear: Ecoths Clothing for Men

Today we get to introduce you to new clothing line called Ecoths, pronounced “Ecos”, for all you men. Their clothing is 100% natural and blends elements of style with practicals from the rugged outdoors. One of the things that caught my attention about this company was their desire to give back – for every garment they…

Grownup Goals

There are some people out there who can do what they’re “supposed to” without much tangible motivation. They are patient with their kids because they are naturally patient, rather than because they see a greater purpose in being patient. They work out “just to take care of themselves”. They are the model of faithfulness. I…

Beginning the Taper

Well, I made it. Last September I decided (to try) to learn to like running. I had been running here and there, off and on, all summer. In September, I decided to chose a goal (first I thought I’d try a half marathon, then decided “go big or go home” and I entered the lottery…

Run

I’ve always hated running. Torture. Boring. Painful. All are words that come to mind when I conjure up the image of plodding my feet down the road, one after another, pounding away at my knee cartilage. It begs the question, how is it that I’m signed up for a marathon next May? I’ve always wanted…

Friksn Climbing Review

So, this isn’t really an “outdoors with kids” topic, but rather a, “I’m a dad that likes to be outdoors with kids and wear clothes while doing so” topic. I don’t know about you [or your husband], but finding shirts that don’t suck is a challenge. Old Navy sells crap shirts that don’t fit and…

Fear of Change

The other day Alyss and I were talking about the ‘fear series’ (surely there can be a cheesy / corny series name for this) and the topic of ‘change fear‘ came up. This is probably the most common form of fear that I’m susceptible to. Here is what I mean: You see, I generally (well mostly)…