The reason I enjoy social media is it offers me the opportunity to share my life with friends and family who I don’t get to see or speak to often and because I get to connect with new, amazingly interesting people. Something I struggle with is finding people who can relate to the things I do so social media offers that opportunity to connect with other travelers, adventure seekers, mountain runners, endurance athletes, photographers, etc. There’s a story beyond every picture; a story with both struggle and triumph but usually, all we see and share is the beauty of the triumph. There is beauty in struggle too. For every picture like this, there’s ten 5am wake-ups to train at The Vault and nights grinding out long, cold, dark miles after work that I don’t get to share. That’s the process. Thats the journey part of it. I’m learning that as I continue to push harder and harder in preparation for both The Suck and Bigfoot 200, and I am excited to share that journey.