Wednesday, March 28, 2012

S.M.A.R.T. Goals

What is a smart goal? This is a term which is different for everyone. But I'm more talking about the word S.M.A.R.T. from a mnemonic perspective. In the end, I guess smart and S.M.A.R.T can be compared at great length and very little difference could be delved from the two meanings. Let me give you a definition of the word smart that you might not think of: adj. "having properties that can be changed in response to stimuli or environmental conditions; self-regulating." Well now isn't that interesting, especially if we are to place it into an adventure context.

In this post, I want to take a closer look at creating S.M.A.R.T. goals. What does that mean? What does it mean to be a smart adventurer? How do we engage ourselves in being smart or S.M.A.R.T. in better attaining our achievable goals? These, I feel, are great questions. Lets discover the answers.

Monday, March 26, 2012


As mentioned here at some point over the last few weeks, this past weekend was the 2012 Rocky Mountain Regional Conference for the Association of Experiential Education. I had a great time in Durango attending and presenting workshops in regards to adventure education, outdoor education and experiential education. I even held a workshop on Ultra-Marathon Running and how it took can be used as an expeditionary tool to engage participants in transformational experiences leading to social change.

I just wanted to take a moment to outline my big take aways from this weekends conference. It's important to understand, I suppose, why I even went. Most folks who read this blog know that I work in Boulder, CO as a Professional Adventure Guide. My job is far more encompassing then that. I am also the Operations Director for this adventure travel company and work as a lead facilitator for Corporate Adventure Training experiences. Much of what I do on a daily basis, is work towards a better and more socially just society.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

VB: High Line Canal 100K

Below is video from the 2012 High Line Canal 100K. The third and final event of the 2012 Team Sherpa ultra running Winter Expeditions.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Blind Potential

For 5 years now, I've maintained this blog to discuss what is humanly possible. To discuss this idea of Human Potential. To reverse the use of excuses, and promote the ideals of reaching beyond what one truly believes they are capable of. We've thrown terms around such as Flow, Self-efficacy, Motivation, Possible and the ever daunting Impossible. No matter how many times I reiterate these terms, or re-tell tales, or tell tales of new adventures in ways that mimc old adventures, nothing will ever meet the comparison of what has just transpired in the frigid mountains of New Hampshire.